Prakrit

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noun Pra·krit \ˈprä-ˌkrit, -krət\

Definition of Prakrit

  1. :  any or all of the ancient Indo-Aryan languages or dialects other than Sanskrit — see indo-european languages table

Origin and Etymology of prakrit

Sanskrit prākṛta, from prākṛta natural, vulgar


First Known Use: 1766

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