sanskrit

Part of speech: noun

The ancient language preserved in the Hindu sacred writings.

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Usage examples "sanskrit":

  1. As I think now of my age, and more than usual diffidence, and of my omission, to win the favor of a politician who had constituents to reward, whereas to all my family practical politics were as foreign as Sanskrit, I know not whether the situation were more comical or pathetic. - "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.
  2. A considerable proportion of Tartar words is likewise to be found in this language, though perhaps not in equal number to the terms derived from the Sanskrit. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.
  3. Its history is deeply cut upon its surface in Sanskrit letters. - "Modern India", William Eleroy Curtis.