Glossary

Prākrit
Type of termDefinition
TermPrākrit
Alternative TermsPrakrits, Prakrit
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A term for any of the dead vernacular languages of ancient and medieval India. It may be contrasted with classical Sanskrit, the language used by priests and the aristocracy. The Jains used a large variety of Prakrits, with the Jain canon written chiefly in Ardhamāgadhī Prākrit.

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