Gur·​mu·​khi | \ ˈgu̇rmə(ˌ)kē \
plural -s

Definition of Gurmukhi

: 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

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History and Etymology for Gurmukhi

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 23 Nov. 2020.

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