Sanskritize

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Sanskritize (third-person singular simple present Sanskritizes, present participle Sanskritizing, simple past and past participle Sanskritized)

  1. (linguistics) to convert a non-Sanskrit word, particularly a Pali word, to its equivalent Sanskrit form
  2. (of India and Nepal) to emulate rituals and practices of upper classes so as to gain upward social mobility

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