from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The alphabet in which Sanskrit and many modern Indian languages are written. Also called Nagari.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of the Devanagari script or of a Devanagari alphabet.
- n. An abugida script used to write several Indian languages, mainly Sanskrit and Hindi, but also Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Konkani, and Bhojpuri. It is also used to write Nepali in Nepal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The script or characters in which Sanskrit and Hindi are written.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Sanskrit alphabet: same as Nagari.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
The Sanskrit alphabet is called Devanagari, which translates as “the city of the Devas.”
"Devanagari," or devine urbane script, has been used to write sacred Sanskrit texts since about the 19th century.
The Devanagari script is the official script for Konkani to be written in.
Devanagari: Day-va-na-ga-ri “The city of the Devas”; refers to the written Sanskrit script or the Sanskrit alphabet.
Aum Namah Śivāya (IAST transliteration, refer to Sanskrit for pronunciation, Devanagari: ॐ नमः शिवाय) is among the foremost mantras.
Consider other languages: some, like Hebrew, Arabic and Devanagari-Hindi, have no capitalized letters, and others, like Japanese, make it possible to drop pronouns altogether.
Maybe the best thing is to visualize Ranjana, Devanagari or Brahmi letters if one is able to do that?
Update: komfo pointed out that the second erroneous character is the Devanagari one--I was just focusing on the Japanese ones.
Referring to the Word Aryan written in Devanagari characters on the cover of the philosophical monthly Arya.
If you're looking for a Devanagari edition of Manto's stories, there are several available here in India.
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