Devanagari

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit देवनागरी (devanāgarī), compound of देव (deva, deity, divine) + नगर (nagara, town, city).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡ(ə)ɹɪ/, /ˌdɛvəˈnɑːɡ(ə)ɹɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdeɪvəˈnɑɡəɹi/
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Adjective[edit]

Devanagari (not comparable)

  1. Of the Devanagari script or of a Devanagari alphabet.

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Proper noun[edit]

Devanagari (uncountable)

  1. An abugida script used to write several Indian languages, mainly Sanskrit and Hindi, but also Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Konkani, and Bhojpuri. It is also used to write Nepali in Nepal.
    Synonyms: Devanagari alphabet (nonstandard)

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