Prakrit

noun
Pra·krit | \ˈprä-ˌkrit, -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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