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Sanskritic language

Definition:

an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it's now used only for religious purposes

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

Sanskritic languages

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Sanskrit | Skr. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Sanskrit saṃskṛta, literally, made together, well arranged from saṃ-, together...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sanskrit

a historical Indo-Aryan language, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language in Buddhism and Jainism. Today, it's listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of ... (41 of 10723 words, pronunciations, 6 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

Sanskrit | Skt [abbreviation] | Sans. [abbreviation] | Sanskritist [noun, derived]

an ancient language of India, the language of the Vedas, of Hinduism, and of an extensive philosophical and scientific literature dating from the ... (23 of 451 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sanskrit

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Sanskrit

language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Indo-Iranian). Sanskrit was the ... (21 of 374 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0843527​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

Sanskrit | Skr. [abbreviation] | Skt. [abbreviation] | Sanskritist [noun, related]

An ancient Indic language that is the language of Hinduism and the Vedas and is the classical literary language of India. (21 of 192 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sanskrit

Oxford Dictionary:

Sanskrit | Sanskritic [derived] | Sanskritist [derived]

an ancient Indo-European language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures ... | relating to Sanskrit. (15 of 129 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Sanskrit

New World Dictionary:

Sanskrit | Sanscrit | Skrt [abbreviation] | Skt [abbreviation] | Sanskritic [adjective, related] | Sanskritist [noun, related]

the classical Old Indic literary language, as cultivated from the 4th ... | [loosely] any written form of Old Indic, including Vedic | of or written ... (24 of 117 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

Sanskrit | Sanskritic [adjective, related] | Sanskritist [noun, related]

an ancient Indo-Aryan language that is the classical language of India and of Hinduism | classical Sanskrit together with the older Vedic and various ... (23 of 75 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sanskrit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Sanskrit [uncountable]

an ancient language of India that is used mainly in literature and Hindu religious writings (15 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Sanskrit

Wiktionary:

Sanskrit | Sanscrit

A classical language of India ("Indian Latin"), a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. Member of Indo-Iranian and thus Indo-European language family. (32 of 37 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sanskrit

Random House Dictionary:

Sanskrit | Sansk. [abbreviation] | Skrt [abbreviation] | Skt [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Sanskritic [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Sanscritic [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Sanscrit [abbreviation, sense-specific]

an Indo-European, Indic language, in use since about 1200 BC as the religious and classical literary language of India. | of or pertaining to ... (23 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sanskrit

Encarta Dictionary:

Sanskrit | Skr. [language, abbreviation]

an Indo-European language that is the ancestor of most of the languages of northern South Asia and of Sri Lanka. The language of the Vedas and other ... (27 of 719 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701244​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

Sanskrit

Origin: Sanskrit saṃskṛta, literally, made together, well arranged from saṃ-, together (see "same") + -kṛta, made from Indo-European base ... (18 of 36 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

Sanskrit

First use: 1610s

Origin: Sanskrit samskrtam "put together, well-formed, perfected", from sam "together" + krta- "to make, do, perform". The first element ... (19 of 35 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sanskrit

American Heritage Dictionary:

Sanskrit

Origin: Sanskrit saṃskṛtam, from neuter of saṃskṛta-, perfected, refined: sam, together; see sem- [entry 1] ... (14 of 25 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Sanskrit

Origin: Sanskrit saṃskṛta "composed, elaborated", from saṃ "together" + kṛ "make" + the past participle ending -ta

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Sanskrit

Merriam-Webster:

Sanskrit

First use: 1696

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

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Collins Dictionary:

Sanskrit

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Sanskrit samskrta perfected, literally: put together

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sanskrit

Wiktionary:

Sanskrit | Sanscrit

Origin: Sanskrit संस्कृत (saṃ-skṛtá, "perfected, prepared, constructed, refined").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sanskrit

Encarta Dictionary:

Sanskrit

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Sanskrit saṃskṛṭa- "perfected"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701244​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Sanskrit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sanskrit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Sanskrit [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Sanskrit

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Sanskrit [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Sanskrit

the Free Dictionary:

Sanskrit

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Sanskrit" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

Sanskrit

Audio: English pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Sanskrit

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Sanskrit"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Sanskrit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Sanskrit" by speech synthesizer

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