any of several vernacular, non-Sanskrit Indic languages used in ancient India
Origin of Prakritfrom Sanskrit pr?k?ta, natural, simple, vulgar from pra- (for Indo-European base see for), before + k?, to do, make: compare Sanskrit
- Any of the vernacular and literary Indic languages recorded from the third century BC to the fourth century AD, as opposed to Sanskrit.
- Any of the modern Indic languages.
Origin of PrakritSanskrit prāk&rlowdot;tam from neuter sing. of prāk&rlowdot;ta- natural, vulgar, vernacular pra- before, forward ; see per1 in Indo-European roots. karoti he makes ; see Sanskrit .