Sanskrit

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  • (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

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  • (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

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Sanskrit Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Sanskrit is an ancient Indian language. It is the sacred language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Today, about 14,000 people in India use it as their daily language.

Sanscrit is a standardized dialect of Old Indo-Aryan. Its linguistic ancestry can be traced back to Proto-Indo-European. Today it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. The main script used to write Sanskrit is Devanāgarī.

Sanskrit spread with the Aryan conquest of India in the 1500's BC, when chariot-riding tribesmen called the Aryans attacked and conquered India, where they spread their language, Sanskrit, and their religion, Hinduism, along with its original sacred text, the Rig Veda.

William Jones, who was working as a judge in India at the time, was studying Sanskrit when he realized how similar Sanskrit was to Latin and Greek. It was then when he would discover the relationship among the Indo-European languages.



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