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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 San·skrit /ˈsænˌskrɪt, ˈsæn(t)skrət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 San·skrit n.  [Written also Sanscrit.] 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (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 [syn:
           Sanskritic language]