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n. ancient Indic language, classical literary language of India

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Sanskrit (; Sanskrit: or , originally , "refined speech") is the primary sacred language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in BuddhismHinduismSikhism and Jainism, and a literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in Greater India. It is a standardised dialect of Old Indo-Aryan, originating as Vedic Sanskrit and tracing its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-European. Today it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. As one of the oldest Indo-European languages for which substantial written documentation exists, Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.

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Noun
1. (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
(synonym) Sanskritic language
(hypernym) Indic, Indo-Aryan
(hyponym) Sindhi
(classification) Hinduism, Hindooism
(class) Darsana


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n. Sanskrit, ancient Indic language, classical literary language of India

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adj. Sanskrit, Sanskritic, pertaining to the Sanskrit language of ancient India
 
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nm. Sanskrit, ancient Indic language, classical literary language of India


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