Devnagri: 1 definition



Devnagri means something in 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.

Ambiguity: Although Devnagri has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Devanagari.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Devnagri in Hindi refers in English to:—(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; —[akshara] Dev:nagri: character(s); —[varnamala] the Devnagri: alphabet..—devnagri (देवनागरी) is alternatively transliterated as Devanāgarī.

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