The classical Old Indic literary language, as cultivated from the 4th cent. b.c. 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. b.c.), Sanskrit was used as a major source of data in the origin and development of Indo-European comparative linguistics.
Origin of sanskrit
Sanskrit saṃskṛtamfrom neuter ofsaṃskṛta-perfected, refinedsamtogethersem-1 in Indo-European roots karotihe makeskwer- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Sanskrit à¤¸à¤‚à¤¸à¥à¤•à¥ƒà¤¤ (saá¹ƒ-ská¹›tÃ¡, “perfected, prepared, constructed, refined").
Sanskrit Sentence Examples
The Benares college, including a firstgrade and a Sanskrit college, was opened in 1791, but its fine buildings date from 1852.
Bhagalpur formed a part of the ancient Sanskrit kingdom of Anga.
The Gandharvas of Sanskrit poetry are also fairies.
Tonmi introduced the modified Sanskritic " writing in thirty characters " (already detailed under Language and six of which do not exist in Sanskrit) in two styles - the " thick letters " or " letters with heads " (u-ch'en), now commonly used in printed books, and the half-cursive " cornered letters," so called from their less regular heads.
The town is said to possess many Sanskrit libraries.