Devanagari

noun
De·​va·​na·​ga·​ri | \ ˌdā-və-ˈnä-gə-rē How to pronounce Devanagari (audio) \

Definition of Devanagari

: an alphabet usually employed for Sanskrit and also used as a literary hand for various modern languages of India — see Alphabet Table

First Known Use of Devanagari

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Devanagari

Sanskrit devanāgarī, from deva divine + nāgarī (writing) of the city — more at deity

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“Devanagari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Devanagari. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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