Indic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to India or its individuals or countries.
    • Of or regarding the branch associated with the Indo-European language household comprising Sanskrit, the Prakrits, and their modern descendants, eg Bengali, Hindi-Urdu, and Punjabi.
    • related to this set of languages.
    • Pertaining to India or its men and women or tradition; Indian.
  • noun:
    • The Indic branch of Indo-European. Also known as Indo-Aryan.
    • a branch of this Indo-Iranian category of languages
  • proper-noun:
    • A branch for the Indo-European group of languages comprising Sanskrit and its own contemporary descendants such Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi.
  • others:
    • Originating or flourishing in Asia: a comprehensive epithet sometimes applied to the Indo-European (Aryan) languages of India, like the old Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Pali, together with contemporary Hindi, Hindustani, Marathi, Bengali, etc.
    • Noting a hypothetical acid which, in the shape of its potassium salt, C16H11N2O3K, is gotten by boiling indin, an isomer of indigo, with alcohol potassium hydroxid. The sodium is deposited in tiny black crystals.
    • An abbreviation of indicative.

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