What does the word sanskrit mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by George Borrow
  3. Its history is deeply cut upon its surface in Sanskrit letters. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis