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Indic

[in-dik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to India; Indian.
  2. of or relating to Indic; Indo-Aryan.
noun
  1. a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages that includes Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and many other languages of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; Indo-Aryan.

Origin of Indic

1875–80; < Latin Indicus of India < Greek Indikós. See India, -ic

indic.

  1. indicating.
  2. indicative.
  3. indicator.
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Indic

adjective
  1. denoting, belonging to, or relating to a branch of Indo-European consisting of the Indo-European languages of India, including Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu, Punjabi, Gujerati, Bengali, and Sinhalese
noun
  1. this group of languages
Also called: Indo-Aryan

indic.

abbreviation for
  1. indicating
  2. indicative
  3. indicator
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Word Origin and History for indic

Indic

adj.

1877, from Latin Indicus or Greek Indikos "of India;" see India.

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