noun, often attributive Na·ga·ri \ˈnägərē\

Definition of Nagari



  1. 1 :  devanagari

  2. 2 :  the family of related alphabets of the Indian subcontinent of which Devanagari is a member

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of nagari

Sanskrit nāgarī, literally, (writing) of the city, from nagara city, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil nakar dwelling, city, Telugu nagaru palace

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Nagari? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!