Grantha alphabet

Gran·​tha alphabet | \ ˈgräntə-, -ran- \

Definition of Grantha alphabet

: a south Indian alphabet of which there are numerous varieties used in Sanskrit inscriptions in the Tamil country as early as the 5th century a.d. and still used by Tamil Brahmans for writing Sanskrit books

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Sanskrit grantha knot, act of tying together, book

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“Grantha alphabet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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