Prakrit meaning

präkrĭt
Any of the vernacular and literary Indic languages recorded from the third century bc to the fourth century ad , as opposed to Sanskrit.
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Any of the modern Indic languages.
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Any of several vernacular, non-Sanskrit Indic languages used in ancient India.
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Origin of prakrit

  • Sanskrit prākṛtam from neuter sing. of prākṛta- natural, vulgar, vernacular pra- before, forward per1 in Indo-European roots karoti he makes Sanskrit

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