plural -s
: the alphabet that the sacred texts of the Sikhs in whatever language are written in and that is also used by the Sikhs in secular writing in Panjabi

Word History


Panjabi gurmukhī, literally, from the mouth of the teacher, from Sanskrit guru teacher + mukha mouth (probably of Dravidian origin & akin to Tamil mukam); from the tradition that it was invented by the guru Angad in the 16th century

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“Gurmukhi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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