Devanagari, Dēvanāgarī, Devanāgarī, Deva-nagari: 10 definitions


Devanagari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Devnagri.

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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Devanagari in Jyotisha glossary
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.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devanagari in Marathi glossary
Source: 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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devanagari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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.]

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Devanagari in German

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devanagari in Hindi glossary
Source: 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devanagari in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvanagari (ದೇವನಗರಿ):—[noun] Amarāvati, the city of gods.

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Dēvanāgari (ದೇವನಾಗರಿ):—[noun] the alphabet with some syllabic features derived from Brahmi, used for the writing of Sanskrit (Saṃskṛta).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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