[ dey-vuh-nah-guh-ree ]
/ ˌdeɪ vəˈnɑ gəˌri /


an alphabetical script with some syllabic features derived from Brahmi, used for the writing of Hindi and many other languages of India including Sanskrit.

Origin of Devanagari

First recorded in 1775–85, Devanagari is from the Sanskrit word devanāgarī
Also called Nagari. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for devanagari

/ (ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡərɪ) /


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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