Devanagari, aka: Dēvanāgarī, Devanāgarī, Deva-nagari; 4 Definition(s)
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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
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.Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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.
Languages of India and abroad
dēvanāgarī (देवनागरी).—f (S Relating to the town dēvanagara.) The Sanskrit character or alphabet.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dēvanāgarī (देवनागरी).—f The Sanskrit character or alphabet.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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