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Devanagari script (vowels top, consonants bottom) in Chandas font.

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit देवनागरी (devanāgarī), compound of देव (deva, deity, divine) + नगर (nagara, town, city).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡ(ə)ɹɪ/, /ˌdɛvəˈnɑːɡ(ə)ɹɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdeɪvəˈnɑɡəɹi/
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AdjectiveEdit

Devanagari (not comparable)

  1. Of the Devanagari script or of a Devanagari alphabet.

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Proper nounEdit

Devanagari (uncountable)

  1. An abugida script used to write many languages originating in India and Nepal, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Maithili, Bhili, Konkani, Bhojpuri, and Nepali.
    Synonym: Devanagari alphabet (nonstandard)

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