An example of Sanskrit text.
- the classical Old Indic literary language, as cultivated from the 4th cent. onward: because of the antiquity of its written expression and the detailed descriptive analysis it received in the Sutras of the Hindu grammarian Pānini (end of the 4th cent. ), Sanskrit was used as a major source of data in the origin and development of Indo-European comparative linguistics
- loosely any written form of Old Indic, including Vedic
Origin of Sanskrit; from Sanskrit saṃskṛta, literally , made together, well arranged ; from saṃ-, together (see same) + -kṛta, made ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kwer-, to make from source Middle Irish creth, poetry: so called in distinction to Prākrit, literally , the common (spoken) language
of or written in Sanskrit
An ancient Indic language that is the language of Hinduism and the Vedas and is the classical literary language of India.
Origin of SanskritSanskrit sa&mlowdot;sk&rlowdot;tam, from neuter of sa&mlowdot;sk&rlowdot;ta-, perfected, refined : sam, together; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + karoti, he makes; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.
From Sanskrit संस्कृत (saṃ-skṛtá, “perfected, prepared, constructed, refined”).