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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

Sanskrit adjective
Sanskritic play \san-ˈskri-tik\ adjective
Sanskritist play \-ˌskri-tist\ noun

Origin of sanskrit

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

First Known Use: 1696

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expressing little or no emotion

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