the alphabet in which Sanskrit and most of the modern languages of N India are written
Origin of DevanagariSanskrit devan?gar?, city (writing) of the gods from deva, god (see deity) + n?gara, city
The alphabet in which Sanskrit and many modern Indian languages are written. Also called Nagari .
Origin of DevanagariSanskrit devanāgarī royal city writing (from its supposedly having been invented in Pataliputra, a royal city in India) deva- divine, royal ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots. nāgarī feminine of nāgara- of a city ( from nagaram city ) ( probably of Dravidian origin )