Pra·​krit ˈprä-ˌkrit How to pronounce Prakrit (audio)
: any or all of the ancient Indo-Aryan languages or dialects other than Sanskrit see Indo-European Languages Table

Word History


Sanskrit prākṛta, from prākṛta natural, vulgar

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Prakrit was in 1766

Dictionary Entries Near Prakrit

Cite this Entry

“Prakrit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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