San·​skrit | \ ˈsan-ˌskrit, ˈsan(t)-skrət\

Definition of Sanskrit

1 : an ancient Indo-Aryan language that is the classical language of India and of Hinduism
2 : classical Sanskrit together with the older Vedic and various later modifications of classical Sanskrit — see Indo-European Languages Table

Other Words from Sanskrit

Sanskrit adjective
Sanskritic \ san-​ˈskri-​tik \ adjective
Sanskritist \ ˈsan-​ˌskri-​tist \ noun

First Known Use of Sanskrit

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Sanskrit

Sanskrit saṁskṛta, literally, perfected, from sam together + karoti he makes

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English Language Learners Definition of Sanskrit

: a language that was spoken many years ago in India and is still used in the practice of Hinduism

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