Devanagari

noun
De·​va·​na·​ga·​ri | \ˌdā-və-ˈnä-gə-rē \

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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