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noun San·skrit \ˈsan-ˌskrit, ˈsan(t)-skrət\

Simple Definition of Sanskrit

  • : a language that was spoken many years ago in India and is still used in the practice of Hinduism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Sanskrit

  1. 1 :  an ancient Indo-Aryan language that is the classical language of India and of Hinduism

  2. 2 :  classical Sanskrit together with the older Vedic and various later modifications of classical Sanskrit — see indo-european languages table




play \san-ˈskri-tik\ adjective


play \-ˌskri-tist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sanskrit

Sanskrit saṁskṛta, literally, perfected, from sam together + karoti he makes

First Known Use: 1696

Rhymes with sanskrit

a bit, acquit, admit, armpit, backfit, base hit, befit, bowsprit, bushtit, catch it, cesspit, close-knit, cockpit, commit, cool it, culprit, cut it, demit, dimwit, dog it, do it, emit, firelit, fleapit, gaslit, get it, gill slit, godwit, hack it, half-wit, hard-hit, henbit, house-sit, legit, lit crit, make it, mess kit, misfit, mishit, moonlit, mosh pit, nitwit, no-hit, obit, omit, outfit, outwit, owe it, peewit, permit, pinch-hit, Prakrit, press kit, pulpit, refit, remit, rough it, sandpit, scratch hit, snakebit, snake pit, starlit, stock split, submit, sunlit, switch-hit, tar pit, tidbit, tight-knit, tomtit, to wit, transmit, turnspit, twilit, two-bit, unfit, unknit, warp knit, watch it, weft knit, well-knit

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