Prakrit

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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Cite this Entry

“Prakrit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prakrit. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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