Tamil vs. Sanskrit

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  • Tamil (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language.

  • Tamil (noun)

    One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India.

  • Tamil (noun)

    The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian, a.

  • Sanskrit (noun)

    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.

  • Sanskrit (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Tamil (noun)

    a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of southern India and Sri Lanka

  • Tamil (noun)

    the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil people in southern India and Sri Lanka

  • Tamil (adjective)

    of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself;

    "the Tamil Tigers are fighting the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka"

    "Tamil agglutinative phrases"

  • Sanskrit (noun)

    (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

Princeton's WordNet

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