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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
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3,762 words
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Sanskrit is the oldest attested member of the I[ndo-] A[ryan] language family, a subbranch of Indo-Iranian, which is in turn ...

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

Sanskrit (or Sanscrit) is a word derived from saṃskṛta, meaning “perfectly formed.” It is the ancient language of ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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1,262 words

Sanskrit has been used longer and more extensively than any other language of South Asia—from the ancient Vedic texts preserved ...

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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Current Version:
2006
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Literature
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4,892 words

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Sanskrit, in its older form of Vedic Sanskrit (so termed from its use in the Vedas,

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
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Religion
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144 words

The primary language of classical Indian literature, philosophy, and scripture. Its origins are uncertain since the earliest extant inscriptions are ...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
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Religion
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479 words

An Indo-European language belonging (according to the categorization of philologists) to the Indian, or Indic, branch of the Indo-Iranian language ...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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Religion
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11 words

Derived from the cultural complex associated with the Sanskrit language. ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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93 words

Classical language of India, the literary and sacred language of Hinduism, and a forerunner of the modern Indo‐Iranian languages ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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42 words

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An early Indo‐European language, still used in India as the literary language of Hindu religious texts. In 1786 Sir William Jones...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
an ancient Indo-European language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian (Indic) languages are derived.... ... More

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