Ardhamagadhi

noun
Ar·​dha·​ma·​ga·​dhi | \ ˌärdəˈmägədē \
plural -s

Definition of Ardhamagadhi

: a Prakrit language of north India used in a large part of the Jain canon

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History and Etymology for Ardhamagadhi

borrowed from Sanskrit ardhamāgadhī, from ardha "half" + māgadhī, language of Magadha (ancient kingdom in eastern India), derivative of magadha "Magadha"

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“Ardhamagadhi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ardhamagadhi. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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