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The alphabet in which Sanskrit and many modern Indian languages are written. Also called Nagari.

[Sanskrit devanāgarī, royal city writing (from its supposedly having been invented in Pataliputra, a royal city in India) : deva-, divine, royal; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + nāgarī, feminine of nāgara-, of a city (from nagaram, city, probably of Dravidian origin).]


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a syllabic script in which Sanskrit, Hindi, and other modern languages of India are written
[C18: from Sanskrit: alphabet of the gods, from deva god + nagari an Indian alphabet]


(ˌdeɪ vəˈnɑ gəˌri)

an alphabetic script with some syllabic features, used for the writing of Hindi and many other languages of India including Sanskrit.
[1775–85; < Skt devanāgarī]
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Noun1.Devanagari - a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
script - a particular orthography or writing system
syllabary, syllabic script - a writing system whose characters represent syllables
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DevanagariDevanagari raštas
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According to their analysis, Hinglish is easier to learn than Hindi because it is taught using Roman letters rather than the traditional Devanagari script.
And let's note: while one does find later transcriptions of the Padmavat in the Devanagari script, it was originally written in the Persian Nastaliq.
To be made intelligible to Hindi people, Delhi seems to use caricatures of our non-Hindi state names with impunity and then make the caricature names unintelligible to the actual non-Hindi people themselves by making Devanagari compulsory in front.
Hindi and Urdu are same when they are spoken, but Hindi is written in Devanagari (an old Indian alphabet) and Urdu is written in Persian character.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 20 (ANI): As Indian national Geeta still waits for her parent two years after being rescued from Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday appealed all to help her by recognising the dialect of a letter written by the former in a local dialect and in Devanagari script.
As a first-year graduate student at Yale I had been required, rather reluctantly, to grapple with the Devanagari script of Sanskrit, and later I had taken Floyd Lounsbury's fascinating course on the decipherment of Maya script, which at that time was only just beginning to be widely recognized as full-scale writing.
The Khanale and Chitnis's method proposes a character recognition scheme which makes use of an artificial neural network (ANN) to recognize Devanagari handwritten characters [12].
2016 [33] proposed a real-time static Devanagari Sign Language Translation using histogram techniques.
Slaje also follows Kaul in helpfully distinguishing between two principal recensions of the text, differentiating Jonaraja's Rajatarangini from that of a Pseudo-Jonaraja (Ps-JRT), the latter found in evidence in only one devanagari manuscript ("D") that is housed at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and, prior to Kaul's revisions, was first edited by P.
Just by the mention of the well-known typographer everyone will know the merits of his types, and the Bengali and Devanagari types made by him are kept in the house of Shri Gangadhar Karmakar, the in-charge of Chandrodaya Press, Srirampore.
These vital questions should disturb every Indian and the youth in particular as they have the power to turn the tidal waves of decadence and redeem India and put her back to her pristine purity of Devanagari (City of God).
First, in Bihar Urdu was officially supplanted by Hindi as the written medium of recording in law courts; then in 1872-73 it was replaced by Hindi in the subordinate offices in the Central Provinces and in the Darjeeling district of Bengal; next in 1881 the exclusive use of Hindi in Devanagari script replacing Urdu with its Persian script altogether was introduced in Bihar.