Sanskrit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sanskrit (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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software
    • a Sanskrit Of or pertaining to Sanskrit; written in Sanskrit; as, a Sanskrit dictionary or inscription.
    • n Sanskrit The ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
    • n Sanskrit The ancient and sacred language of India, being that in which most of the vast literature of that country is written, from the oldest parts of the Vedas (supposed to date from about 2000-1500 b. c.) downward. It is one of the Indo-European or Aryan family of tongues, a sister of the Persian, Greek, Latin, Germanic, Slavonic, and Celtic tongues. The earliest Sanskrit of the Vedas differs considerably from that of the later literature. Though Sanskrit has long ceased to be a vernacular language, it continues to be employed, in its later form, for literary purposes, much as Latin continued and continues to be used as a learned tongue. Abbreviated Sanskrit
    • Sanskrit Of or pertaining to Sanskrit: as, early Sanskrit idioms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sanskrit sans′krit the ancient literary language of India, the easternmost branch of the great Indo-Germanic (Indo-European, Aryan) stock of languages
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Quotations

  • Lou Reed
    Lou Reed
    “Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. Samskṛta, the Sanskrit language, literally, the perfect, polished, or classical language, fr. samskṛta, prepared, wrought, made, excellent, perfect; sam, together (akin to E. same,) + kṛta, made. See Same Create
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. samskrita, perfected, polished, from Sans. sam, together, krita, done, perfected, from kri, cog. with L. creāre, to create.

Usage

In literature:

A HISTORY OF SANSKRIT LITERATURE.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
My father started me on the second Sanskrit reader at one bound, leaving me to learn the declensions as we went on.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
The Sanskrit is consistent, the units, however, preceding the tens and hundreds.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals" by David Eugene Smith
Her father was a great Sanskrit scholar.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
Original Sanskrit Texts (London and Edinburgh, 1858-1870).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The Sanskrit was their classic language, and the Veda their Bible.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Ebb and flow and flood-tide have become as difficult as Sanskrit synonyms for me.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
He begins jabbering like a schizophrenic parrot reading a Sanskrit dictionary backward!
"Lighter Than You Think" by Nelson Bond
And here again in my career as a Sanskrit scholar, mere circumstances were of great importance.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
BURNELL, A. C., Sanskrit account of the Portuguese quoted from, 207.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
Some of the Sanskrit works are dramatic.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
In 1805 Lord Wellesley appointed him professor of Hindu Law and Sanskrit at the college of Fort William.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The Singhalese language, which is soft and flowing, is founded on the Sanskrit, an evidence in itself of the antiquity of the people.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
The Sanskrit dictionary was unfortunately destroyed by a fire which broke out in the printing establishment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
He writes: 'There is no such being as Kronos in Sanskrit.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
He then studied Sanskrit at Yale, under W.D.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
In 1857 he went to Berlin, where he studied Sanskrit under Bopp and Weber.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
WHITNEY, Professor of Sanskrit and Instructor in Modern Languages in Yale College.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
Here he remained a short time to master modern Persian, and then hastened to Chandernagore to acquire Sanskrit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
He wrote it in Sanskrit for his patron, the Viceroy of Gujarat, the same province where you are now.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

The Sanskrit word ahimsa means non-injuring, non-harming, non-violence.
Chess & Sanskrit: Persian Jones in Old Calcutta .
Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony.
'Pundit' Comes From a Sanskrit Word for 'Spiritual Leader'.
Tulku is the Tibetan translation of the original Sanskrit term nirmanakaya.
On Trading 'Sex and the City' for Sanskrit Verse.
You speak a little Sanskrit .
Sanskrit echoes around the world.
'Pundit' Comes From a Sanskrit Word for ' Spiritual Leader '.
Sanskrit School Students Take a Bow .
2009 Cartha Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($27, 13.5%): A new value-minded project (the name means "those who do the work" in Sanskrit) from winemaker John Raytek (Ceritas) and vineyard manager Glenn Alexander.
She is shown here painting with her dog, Ananda, Sanskrit for joy.
These eight limbs, known as Ashtanga in Sanskrit, provide interconnected, progressive steps toward enlightenment.
Here are contemporary translations for the original Sanskrit terms.
Vayavya (Sanskrit name for the North-West direction) is an Electronic System Level (ESL) Design start-up firm.
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In science:

Such numbers appear already in a sanskrit manuscript Ganitasarasˆamgraha dated around 850 AD.
Palindromic complexity of infinite words associated with non-simple Parry numbers
We have tried to avoid offering judgments on the relative effectiveness of the different works but have read them with sincerity. Thus as far as India is concerned, the disability by poor rural Indians are attributed to Karma theory. Karma is a Sanskrit word means action.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The problem of divisor pairs of a number is mentioned in the second millennium BCE Sanskrit text called the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa 1.
Random Sequences Based on the Divisor Pairs Function
Sanskrit alphabet into two groups of consonants and vowels .
Aryabhata's Mathematics
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