Definition of Sanskrit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsænskrɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsænskrɪt//
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an ancient language of India belonging to the Indo-European family, in which the Hindu holy texts are written and on which many modern languages are based See related entries: Languages Word Originfrom Sanskrit saṃskṛta ‘composed, elaborated’, from saṃ ‘together’ + kṛ ‘make’ + the past participle ending -ta.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Sanskrit