What does Sanskrit mean?

Definitions for Sanskrit
ˈsæn skrɪtsan·skrit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sanskrit, Sanskritic languagenoun

    (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


  1. Sanskritnoun

    A classical language of India ("Indian Latin"), a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. Member of Indo-Iranian and thus Indo-European language family.


  1. sanskrit

    Sanskrit is an ancient classical language that originated in the Indian subcontinent, recognized as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. It was the main liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism and had a significant influence on the development of Indian languages and literature. Known for its complex grammar system, Sanskrit is often used in religious ceremonies, scholarly discourse, and traditional teachings. It is written in various scripts, predominantly Devanagari script.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanskritnoun

    the ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda

  2. Sanskritadjective

    of or pertaining to Sanskrit; written in Sanskrit; as, a Sanskrit dictionary or inscription

  3. Etymology: [Skr. Samskta the Sanskrit language, literally, the perfect, polished, or classical language, fr. samskta prepared, wrought, made, excellent, perfect; sam together (akin to E. same) + kta made. See Same, Create.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sanskrit

    sans′krit, n. the ancient literary language of India, the easternmost branch of the great Indo-Germanic (Indo-European, Aryan) stock of languages.—n. Sans′kritist, one skilled in Sanskrit. [Sans. samskrita, perfected, polished, from Sans. sam, together, krita, done, perfected, from kri, cog. with L. creāre, to create.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sanskrit

    the name given to the ancient literary language of the Hindus, still preserved in their literature, belongs to the Aryan family of languages, in their purest form and most perfect development.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sanskrit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sanskrit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sanskrit in a Sentence

  1. Edgar Mitchell:

    Looking at Earth from space and seeing it was a planet in isolation ... that was an experience of ecstasy, realizing that every molecule in our bodies is a system of matter created from a star hanging in space, the experience I had was called Samadhi in the ancient Sanskrit, a feeling of overwhelming joy at seeing the Earth from that perspective.

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