The alphabet in which Sanskrit and many modern Indian languages are written. Also called Nagari.
[Sanskrit devanāgarī, royal city writing (from its supposedly having been invented in Pataliputra, a royal city in India) : deva-, divine, royal; see dyeu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + nāgarī, feminine of nāgara-, of a city (from nagaram, city, probably of Dravidian origin).]
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