Pra"krit (?), n. [Skr. prak&rsdot;ta original, natural, usual, common, vulgar.]

Any one of the popular dialects descended from, or akin to, Sanskrit; -- in distinction from the Sanskrit, which was used as a literary and learned language when no longer spoken by the people. Pali is one of the Prakrit dialects.


© Webster 1913.

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