Prakrit

noun
Pra·​krit | \ ˈprä-ˌkrit How to pronounce Prakrit (audio) , -krət \

Definition of Prakrit

: any or all of the ancient Indo-Aryan languages or dialects other than Sanskrit — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of Prakrit

1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Prakrit

Sanskrit prākṛta, from prākṛta natural, vulgar

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The first known use of Prakrit was in 1766

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prakarana

Prakrit

prakriti

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“Prakrit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prakrit. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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