Sanskritic language


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Noun1.Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism)Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Darsana - (from the Sanskrit word for `to see') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on the nature of reality and the release from bondage to karma
Mimamsa - (from the Sanskrit word for `reflection' or `interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads
Vedanta - (from the Sanskrit for `end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas
Veda, Vedic literature - (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
Ayurveda - (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda
Romany, Gypsy - the Indic language of the Gypsies
Urdu - the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script
Hindi - the most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script
Bihari - the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)
Magadhan - a subfamily of Indic languages
Mahratti, Marathi - an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India; written in the Devanagari script
Gujarati, Gujerati - the Indic language spoken by the people of India who live in Gujarat in western India
Panjabi, Punjabi - the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India
Sinhala, Sinhalese, Singhalese - the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
Indic, Indo-Aryan - a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
Agni - (Sanskrit) Hindu god of fire in ancient and traditional India; one of the three chief deities of the Vedas
Asvins - (literally `possessing horses' in Sanskrit) in Hinduism the twin chariot warriors conveying Surya
optative, optative mood - a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs
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Though he cites early Urdu poets with a measure of approval, he objects to the more Persianized Urdu of later poets, (26) claiming Perso-Arabic phonology to be less beautiful than that of Sanskritic languages and suggesting that Muslims continue to prefer it only because such is their samskar.
Anil, the English term for blue dye derived from the indigo plant, traces to the word hill, meaning 'dark blue' in Hindi, Marathi, and other Sanskritic languages.