Devanagari

Devanagari

[dey-vuh-nah-guh-ree]
noun
an alphabetical script with some syllabic features derived from Brahmi, used for the writing of Hindi and many other languages of India including Sanskrit.
Also called Nagari.


Origin:
1775–85; < Sanskrit devanāgarī

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Devanagari (ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡərɪ)
 
n
a syllabic script in which Sanskrit, Hindi, and other modern languages of India are written
 
[C18: from Sanskrit: alphabet of the gods, from deva god + nagari an Indian alphabet]

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