Devanagari meaning

dāvə-nägə-rē
The alphabet in which Sanskrit and many modern Indian languages are written.
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The alphabet in which Sanskrit and most of the modern languages of N India are written.
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Origin of devanagari

  • Sanskrit devanāgarī royal city writing (from its supposedly having been invented in Pataliputra, a royal city in India) deva- divine, royal dyeu- in Indo-European roots nāgarī feminine of nāgara- of a city (from nagaram city) (probably of Dravidian origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition