Definition of Brahmi

1. Noun. A script (probably adapted from the Aramaic about the 7th century BC) from which later Indian scripts developed.

Generic synonyms: Script



Brahmi Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brahmi

Brahmacharya
Brahmagupta's formula
Brahman
Brahmana
Brahmanas
Brahmanbaria District
Brahmanical
Brahmanism
Brahmapootra
Brahmapootras
Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra River
Brahmaputras
Brahmas
Brahmenism
Brahmi (current term)
Brahmic
Brahmin
Brahminism
Brahmins
Brahmo
Brahmo Samaj
Brahmoes
Brahmoism
Brahmos
Brahms
Brahui
Braiden
Braille

Literary usage of Brahmi

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1. The Materia medica of the Hindus: Compiled from Sanskrit Medical Works by Udoy Chand Dutt (1877)
"Brahmi, Beng. Hind. THE herb used by the native physicians of Calcutta under the ... Roxburgh however gives brahmi and one of its synonyms scanalata as the ..."

2. Buddhist India by Thomas William Rhys Davids (1903)
"Wheel surrounded by circle of dots ; inscr. in Brahmi characters. ... in very ancient Brahmi letters written from right to left. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India) (1899)
"By the side of the Brahmi characters, there was another, quite distinct script in ... the Brahmi script, in some one or other of its varieties, was current. ..."

4. Sri Lanka by Elke Frey, Gerhard Lemmer, Jayanthi Namasivayam (2001)
"It was from the angular, rune-like signs of the Brahmi alphabet that the complex ... The Brahmi alphabet was also the basis for the Tamil language used more ..."

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