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Devanagari

[ dey-vuh-nah-guh-ree ]
/ ˌdeɪ vəˈnɑ gəˌri /
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noun
an alphabetical script with some syllabic features derived from Brahmi, used for the writing of Hindi and many other languages of India including Sanskrit.
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Also called Nagari.

Origin of Devanagari

First recorded in 1775–85, Devanagari is from the Sanskrit word devanāgarī
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British Dictionary definitions for Devanagari

Devanagari
/ (ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡərɪ) /

noun
a syllabic script in which Sanskrit, Hindi, and other modern languages of India are written

Word Origin for Devanagari

C18: from Sanskrit: alphabet of the gods, from deva god + nagari an Indian alphabet
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