Prakrit

[ prah-krit, -kreet ]
/ ˈprɑ krɪt, -krit /

noun

any of the vernacular Indic languages of the ancient and medieval periods, as distinguished from Sanskrit.

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Origin of Prakrit

1780–90; <Sanskrit prākṛta, derivative of prakṛti;see prakriti

OTHER WORDS FROM Prakrit

Pra·krit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Prakrit

Prakrit
/ (ˈprɑːkrɪt) /

noun

any of the vernacular Indic languages as distinguished from Sanskrit: spoken from about 300 bc to the Middle AgesSee also Pali

Derived forms of Prakrit

Prakritic, adjective

Word Origin for Prakrit

C18: from Sanskrit prāktra original, from pra- before + kr to do, make + -ta indicating a participle
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