Origin of Prakrit
Examples from the Web for prakrit
Historical Examples of prakrit
The language of these inscriptions is a Prakrit dialect and is closely connected with the literary Pali.
The syllable ava was transformed in Prakrit into o, and the ta into da.Sagas from the Far East
As in the Prakrit form, sī is employed for both genders, both numbers and all persons.
We have seen that the word “Prakrit” means “natural” or “vernacular,” as opposed to the “purified” literary Sanskrit.
In the formation of the plural the Prakrit declensions are very closely followed by Marathi.
Word Origin for Prakrit
popular dialect of ancient northern and central India (distinguished from Sanskrit), sometimes also applied to modern languages, 1766, from Sanskrit prakrta- "natural, original" (opposed to samskrta- "prepared, refined"), from pra- "before, forward, forth" (see pro-) + krta- "to make, do, perform," from PIE root *k(w)er- "to make, form" (related to karma).