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English vs. Sanskrit

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Englishnoun

(US) Spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling.

‘You can't hit it directly, but maybe if you give it some english.’;

Sanskritnoun

The ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda.

Englishnoun

(figurative) An unusual or unexpected interpretation of a text or idea, a spin, a nuance.

Sanskritadjective

Of or pertaining to Sanskrit; written in Sanskrit; as, a Sanskrit dictionary or inscription.

Englishadjective

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

Sanskritnoun

(Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

Englishnoun

Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.

Sanskrit

Sanskrit (; attributively संस्कृत-, saṃskṛta-; nominally संस्कृतम्, saṃskṛtam, IPA: [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm]) is a classical language of South Asia belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. It arose in South Asia after its predecessor languages had diffused there from the northwest in the late Bronze Age.

Englishnoun

The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.

Englishnoun

A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.

Englishnoun

A twist or spinning motion given to a ball in striking it that influences the direction it will take after touching a cushion or another ball.

Englishverb

To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.

‘Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more properly, acts of fear and dissimulation.’; ‘Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and words in the book which he was Englishing.’;

Englishverb

To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion.

Englishnoun

an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries

Englishnoun

the people of England

Englishnoun

the discipline that studies the English language and literature

Englishnoun

(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

Englishadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture;

‘English history’; ‘the English landed aristocracy’; ‘English literature’;

Englishadjective

relating to England or its people or language.

Englishnoun

the language of England, widely used in many varieties throughout the world.

Englishnoun

the people of England.

Englishnoun

spin or side given to a ball, especially in pool or billiards

‘put more English on the ball’;

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