Sanskrit

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See also: sanskrit and sanskrít

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit संस्कृत (saṃskṛtá, perfected, prepared, constructed, refined).

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Sanskrit (uncountable)

  1. A classical Indo-European language of South Asia, which is the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism. [from 1610s[1]]
    Hyponyms: Classical Sanskrit, Vedic Sanskrit
    • 2004, Benjamin W. Fortson IV, “Introduction”, in Indo-European Language and Culture, page 8:
      The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps no longer exists...
      - Sir William Jones, 2 February, 1786, at the Asiatick Society.

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Sanskrit (not comparable)

  1. Relating to Sanskrit.
    Synonym: Sanskritic

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “Sanskrit”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from a European language, ultimately from Sanskrit संस्कृत (saṃskṛta).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑn.skrɪt/
  • Hyphenation: San‧skrit

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Sanskrit n

  1. Sanskrit [from late 18th c.]
    Synonym: Sanskriet

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German[edit]

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Sanskrit n (proper noun, strong, genitive Sanskrit or Sanskrits)

  1. Sanskrit
    Synonyms: Altindisch, altindische Sprache

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  • Sanskrit” in Duden online
  • Sanskrit” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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Sanskrit

  1. Sanskrit language

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