noun \ˈsan-ˌskrit, ˈsan(t)-skrət\

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

Full Definition of SANSKRIT

:  an ancient Indo-Aryan language that is the classical language of India and of Hinduism
:  classical Sanskrit together with the older Vedic and various later modifications of classical Sanskrit — see indo-european languages table
Sanskrit adjective
San·skrit·ic \san-ˈskri-tik\ adjective
San·skrit·ist \-ˌskri-tist\ noun

Origin of SANSKRIT

Sanskrit saṁskṛta, literally, perfected, from sam together + karoti he makes
First Known Use: 1696


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