Devanagari, Dēvanāgarī, Devanāgarī, Deva-nagari: 8 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Devnagri.
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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Devanāgarī (देवनागरी).—(also called nāgarī) The name of the script most commonly used to write Sanskrit. Note: Deva-nāgarī is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dēvanāgarī (देवनागरी).—f (S Relating to the town dēvanagara.) The Sanskrit character or alphabet.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dēvanāgarī (देवनागरी).—f The Sanskrit character or alphabet.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Devanāgarī (देवनागरी).—Name of the character in which Sanskrit is usually written.
Devanāgarī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and nāgarī (नागरी).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devanāgarī (देवनागरी):—[=deva-nāgarī] [from deva] f. ‘divine city writing’, Name of the character in which Sanskṛt is usually written ([probably] from its having originated in some city), [Colebrooke; Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 66, 1.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Devanāgarī (देवनागरी):—(deva + nā) f. göttliche d. i. heilige Stadtschrift (es ist wohl eine best. Stadt zu verstehen, von der aus diese Schrift Verbreitung fand), Name der gangbaren Sanskrit-Schrift [Colebrooke II, 27.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Devanāgarī (देवनागरी):—f. Bez. der gangbaren Sanskrit-Schrift.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) [Also spelled devnagri]:—(nf) the script which evolved in India during the post-Gupta era and ultimately developed into a systematic and scientific instrument of writing during the 10th and 11th centuries A.D. Scholars have attributed, though not conclusively, various reasons for its nomenclature. It is the script, at present, adopted for writing Hindi: and Marathi: in their respective areas and for Sanskrit all over India; —[akṣara] Dev:nagri: character(s); —[varṇamālā] the Devnagri: alphabet.
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