List of English Words derived from Sanskrit via Latin Greek Persian

One of my friends said, “Look at the rich technical vocabulary of English. Isnt it amazing that today we have so many new words created in English like Computer, Processor, Monitor, Internet, Hardware, Software etc that it is almost impossible to create words with similar meaning in other languages and so instead we will have to directly import these english words into our languages to keep pace with the rapidly evolving new terms.”

“Very True.”, I said, “Any language during the time period of its peak usage as a spoken language will have its words imported into other languages that exist during that period. Just like the way Sanskrit words which got imported into Greek, Latin, Persian, etc during the peak usage of Sanskrit. These Sanskrit words have today silently formed a vast majority of the Original English Language!”.

And then I explained to him the Sanskrit source of various English words and he was quite surprised – not because he didnt knew it all these days, but because he had failed to recognize the obvious phoenetic connection that existed between words in his Indian language (which is again derived from Sanskrit) and similar sounding words with similar meaning in English!

So I thought I better pen down a list of all such English words derived indirectly from the ancient Sanskrit.

But before that, as usual a small preface :)

The World’s Oldest Known Literary work - the Vedas – the root source of the Indian and Hindu Philosophy and Spirituality – are written in Sanskrit.

“The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could not possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source which, perhaps, no longer exists; there is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible, for supposing that both the Gothick and the Celtick, though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanskrit; and the old Persian might be added to the same family”

So said Sir William Jones – the English Philologist who for the first time in 1786 suggested in his book “The Sanscrit Language” that Greek and Latin were related to Sanskrit and perhaps even Gothic, Celtic and Persian languages were related to Sanskrit.

It was this work which later gave birth to the so called Proto-Indo-European theory which instead of looking into Sanskrit being the root language of all Indo-European languages, suggests that all Indo-European languages including Sanskrit came from another so far unheard of language called PIE or Proto-Indo-European language.

Well, the irony is that till today there is no literature in the world about the so called PIE. There is no inscription found anywhere in the world written in the so called PIE. Nobody knows how the PIE was. Nobody knows who spoke it or in which part of the world was it spoken. No known ancient culture in the world talks about such a language being the root of the language they spoke. Simply put there is NO PROOF about the existence of this language. Just look at its name. It was a name GIVEN to it. A language if spoken will definitely contain words referring to everything that the people who spoke it could identify, yet here is a language which doesnt even have a name referring to itself!

So then what is the basis of having introduced this language in the language tree in the first place - a language which will remain invisible forever? Might be a guess, Max Muller used to guess a lot like this about the vedas, which he then retreated later.

Be it Greek Latin English Hindi Lithuanian – Sanskrit is the mother of all Languages. Even Scholars like Voltaire, Immanuel Kant etc believed that Sanskrit was the root of all Indo-European languages.

“I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges” said Voltaire. He believed that the “Dynasty of Brahmins taught the rest of the world”.

“Mankind together with all science must have originated on the roof of the world ie the Himalayas” declared Immanuel Kant.

About PIE – No idea, they are all linguistic experts who created this language, Oops, I mean its existence – for the language itself is not known yet. I am not an expert to speak on PIE, might be those who speak about it are experts in this language :)

All I do is present below a list of English words which are derived from Latin/Greek/Persian which are in turn derived from Sanskrit. Indians will be quick enough to recognize these words in their own language since most Indian languages have also originated from Sanskrit and even the other languages have a great deal of Sanskrit influence on them.

And here goes the list of English words derived from Sanskrit.

NOTE: Just to make it clear the below list does not contain Sanskrit words that have been directly borrowed into English in recent times like Karma, Avatar, Mantra, Guru, Cheetah, Pundit, Juggernaut, Nirvana, Lakh etc but lists only those English words which were derived from Sanskrit as English evolved by borrowing words from Greek/Latin etc.

Mainstream English words with Sanskrit Roots

Prati Shat (meaning for every hundred i.e percent)per centum (L)percent

Root Sanskrit Word Median Word in Latin(L) / Greek(G) / Arabic(A) Derived English Word
Gau (meaning Cow) Bous (G) Cow
Matr (meaning Mother) Mater (L) Mother
Jan (meaning Generation) Genea (G) Gene
Aksha (meaning Axis) Axon (G) Axis
Navagatha (meaning Navigation) Navigationem (L) Navigation
Sarpa (meaning Snake) Serpentem (L) Serpent
Naas (means Nose) Nasus (L) Nose
Anamika (means Anonymous) Anonymos (G) Anonymous
Naama (means Name) Nomen (L) Name
Manu (means First Human) ?? Man/Men/Human
Ashta (meaning Eight) Octo (L) Eight
Barbara (meaning Foreign) Barbaria (L) Barbarian
Dhama (meaning House) Domus (L) Domicile
Danta (meaning Teeth) Dentis (L) Dental
Dwar (meaning Door) Doru Door
Dasha (meaning Ten) Deca (G) Deca
Madhyam (meaning Medium) Medium (L) Medium
Kaal (meaning Time) Kalendae (L) Calendar
Kri (meaning To Do) Creatus (L) Create
Mishra (meaning Mix) Mixtus (L) Mix
Ma (meaning Me/My) Me (L) Me
Pithr (meaning Father) Pater (L) Father
Bhrathr (meaning Brother) Phrater (G) Brother
Loka (meaning Place) Locus (L) Locale
Maha (meaning Great) Magnus (L) Mega
Mala (meaning Dirt/Bad) Malus (L) Mal as in Malicious, Malnutrition, Malformed etc
Makshikaa (meaning Bee) Musca (L) (Meaning Fly) Mosquito
Mrta (meaning Dead) Mortis (L) Murder
Na (meaning No) Ne No
Nakta (meaning Night) Nocturnalis (L) Nocturnal
Paad (meaning Foot) Pedis (L) Ped as in Pedestrial, Pedal etc
Pancha (meaning Five) Pente (G) Penta, Five
Parah (meaning Remote) Pera (G) Far
Patha (meaning Path) Pathes (G) Path
Raja / Raya (meaning King) Regalis (L) Royal
Sama (meaning Similar) Similis (L) Similar
Sapta (meaning Seven) Septum (L) Seven
Sharkara (meaning Sugar) Succarum Sugar / Sucrose
Smi (meaning Smile) Smilen (L) Smile
SthaH (meaning Situated) Stare (L) (meaning To Stand) Stay
Svaad (meaning Tasty) Suavis (L) Sweet
Tha (meaning That) Talis (L) That
Tva (meaning Thee) Dih Thee
Vachas (meaning Speech) Vocem (L) Voice
Vahaami (meaning Carry) Vehere (meaning to Carry) (L) Vehicle
Vama / Vamati (meaning Vomit) Vomere (L) Vomit
Vastr (meaning Cloth) Vestire (L) Vest
Yauvana (meaning Youth) Juvenilis (L) Juvenile
Narangi (meaning Orange) Naranj Orange
Pippali (meaning Pepper) Piperi (G) Pepper
Chandana (meaning Sandalwood) Santalon (G) Sandalwood
Chandra (meaning Moon) Candela (L) (meaning light / torch) Candle
Chatur (meaning Four) Quartus (L) Quarter
Shunya (meaning Zero) Cipher (A) Zero
a (prefix meaning “not” ex: gochara – agochara) a (L)(G) (prefix meaning “not”) a (prefix meaning “not” ex: theiest-atheist
an (prefix meaning “not” ex: avashya – anavashya) un (L)(G) (prefix meaning “not”) un (prefix meaning “not” ex: do-undo
Arjuna (meaning Charm of Silver) Argentinum (L) Argentinum – Scientific Name of Silver
Nava (meaning New) Novus (L) Nova – New
Kafa (meaning Mucus) Coughen Cough
Mithya (meaning Lie) Mythos (G) Myth
Thri (meaning Three) Treis (G) Three
Mush (meaning Mouse) Mus (L) Mouse
Maragadum (meaning Emerald) Smaragdus (L) Emerald
Ghritam (meaning Ghee) ?? Ghee
Srgalah (meaning Jackal) Shagal (Persian) Jackal
Nila (meaning Dark Blue) Nilak (Persian) Lilac
Srgalah Shagal (Persian) Jackal
Man (Ma as in Malaysia) (meaning Mind) Mens (L) Mind
Upalah (meaning Precious Stone) Opalus (L) Opal
Vrihis (meaning Rice) Oriza (L) Rice
Upalah (meaning Precious Stone) Opalus (L) Opal
Barbar (meaning stammering) Barbaros (G) Barbarian
Jaanu (meaning knee) Genu (L) Knee
Sunu (meaning Son or Offspring) Sunu (German) Son
Ghas (meaning eat) Grasa (German) Grass
Samiti (meaning Committee) committere (L) Committee
Sama (meaning Same) Samaz (Proto Germanic) Same
Lubh (meaning Desire) Lubo (Latin and Proto Germanic) Love
Agni (meaning Fire) Ignis (L) Ignite
Hrt (meaning Heart) Herto (Proto Germanic) Heart
Yaana (meaning journey, wagon) Wagen (German) Van, Wagon
Nara (meaning Nerve) Nervus (L) Nerve, Nervous
They (th pronounced as in thunder, meaning they) Dei (Germanic) They
Prati per (L) per
Prati Shat (meaning for every hundred, i.e percent) per centum (L) percent

 

  • Rambabu Akkaladevi

    Rambabu
    so many words are there ex. ABDOMEN came from UDARA and MALIGN from MALINYA, EYE from NAYANA etc

  • Dhiru

    Nemesis – Anamika is also composed of three words – 1) a prefix An , meaning not ( as in un in English), 2) Naam as in Name ( same as in Greek Onoma), and 3) a suffix “Ika” meaning with, similar to Greek suffix “ous” meaning having that property. So Sanskrit and ancient Greek are directly and closely related. I would not give too much credence to Western Anthropologists and linguists as they do not get the evidence staring in front of them due to prior wrong focus and training in absence of clear facts. Dhiru

  • NEMESIS2

    Without doubting the above text in it’s whole, never the less I found it difficult as a Greek, that certain VERY TYPICAL GREEK WORDS such as ANONYMOUS to be of Indian origin! In my country this is a combined word deriving FROM TWO DIFFERENT WORDS…..ANEF (Without) and ONOMA (Name). Automatically we can see that there are two different words and NOT ONE as this text here shows us! Additionally….linguists and anthropologists already proved that words such as these, come DIRECTLY from ancient GREEK language AND NOT derive from foreign influences! That we do have lot’s of hindi words in our vocabulary (such as KIMA = minced meat, or SAHLE = Fool) that is indeed without a doubt, a fact! After all…..they were our territory too (under Alexander the Great of course) once upon a time, and of course influences would be plenty, but there are a ton of words and phrases that are scientifically OURS and NOT THEIRS. Finally let’s not forget that in many occasions WE GREEKS TOO, INFLUENCED THEM WITH OUR LANGUAGE AS WELL, AND NOT ONLY THEM TO US! Such things occasionally do happen, between brothers in a family! And the Indians are our brothers and we are theirs too! Alexander see to it so that we would become as one! God bless him!

  • gcm

    I request people who hate sanskrit to learn sanskrit properly and then hate.

  • V.Muthuswami

    This is not new, but what is diplorable is the way the Indians have discarded the sacred language of humanity, that is Sanskrit. It is the language that enjoins in itself the very essence and science of life.

  • Gaurav Rawat

    it’s really amazing! thank you everyone to posting similarities in English and Samskrit as well to whom criticizing the same that motivates to dig into more and to find out facts.let us talk about the fact as we know Samskrit is alone non-ambiguous language in the world best suitable for our intelligence,space software with robustness(high accuracy and no failure)2.Samskrit is alone language that has more child languages 3.non comparable best grammar ever.

    it’s not matter of whether English is derived from Samskrit or vice verse. going forward what we do we decommission old thing adopt new feasible thing as per to met requirements(easiness,enhancements,etc).

    for me it seems English is more modern language designed to met requirement like less vocal effort (so we can speak in less effort more),less alphabet set (so we can represent all the words in less alphabets) and more you guys can add.

    we can’t say like “This is whole article is garbage:” what we can do keep post our findings to educate about the facts for this we need to do a lot of research to prove them if it really holds or not then only people will believe, also please post some useful links as well.

    i appreciate this post.

  • jatin parekh

    common -saman

    communist-samuhnisth

    commerce-sahmarsh

    sweat-swed

    cruel-krur

    prayer -prarthna ,prar -thna

    case -kosh

    survey-servexan

    shampoo -champoo – champi

    folk-lok

    ear – k-ear-n,

    ape – k-ape

    apple -phal (pine-apple,custord-apple -sitafal ,jamfal ….)

    automobile -atm-bal

    corner -cona

    shame-sharm

    better-behtar

    pedal -paidal

    mature – KA-mature

    limit-simit

    brilliant-birla

    enemy -anam

    asylum- ashrayam

    fertility -faltiti

    spectecals -spasht-karas

    bubble -bulbule

    adore – aadar

    dictionary -dixantary

    becholar -brahamchari

    king -cing -singh

    divinity -devniti

    abbey -abhay

    centre -kendra

    intermidiate -antar madhyasth

    curriculam -gurukulam

    hashband-hastbandh

    bondage -bandhan

    derm -cherm

    surrender -saran-dhar

    quote -kahavat

    atom -atma

    permanent -param anant

    paramount -param-unnt

    mount -mahaunnt

    sir -sri

    years -versh

    song -sangit

    succint -sunkshipt

    advocate -adhivakta

    dismay -vismay

    urgent -urja

    unity -uti

    duty-dayiti dayitv
    settle-santul
    news-navaj-navajuni
    romance -romanch
    municipality -manush-palti,
    accept -akshipt
    succint-sankshipt
    expected-apexit
    tree -taru
    adore-aadar
    preacher-pracharak
    commodore-samunder
    boat -poat(yudhh poat)
    cottage-utaj
    magic-maayik,maayavi
    music -mousique -mahasukh,mahasukhi
    rope-rajju ,rassi
    courage -sourge -shaurya
    creat/creator/creation -kriya,karya,karta
    urgent -urja
    night-naktam
    court-cot
    lady -laad,laadka,ladki,ladi
    canto-kaand
    gentel-santul ,gentelmen-santulman
    profet -prapat (aakash se gira)
    news-nyuj
    nemesis -naamsesh
    ass- ashva
    damn-daman
    please -prasid
    cide-chhid
    commune,communist,community -samuh,samuhnisth,samuhnit
    path-path
    character-charitra,
    kennel-swanal
    myth -mithya
    super -shu.param
    long-lamb
    decimal-dasamlav
    thirst-trushna
    foot-paad ,podium,tripod,pedestrian
    letter-patra
    eat-ati
    be-bhav
    town,station-sthan
    pleasant-prashant
    BEHAVIOUR-VYAVHAR
    BUY-VYAY
    BUSY-VYAST (BUYST)
    thirst-trushna
    anger -angar
    divide- dvi-vidh
    ceramic -karabh h,kichad
    bathe- baad,baadh
    name -naam
    understand-antarsthayin
    janyuari -gan-rai-ish ,
    tragedy -trasdi
    stress -trast

  • Debasish

    I got few more similar words:

    Sanskrit English
    Charitra Character
    Vyevahar Behaviour

  • Laurell Eden

    This is awesome! Thank you for this list. I have read the dictionary for fun my whole life, (yes, I’m a total word geek) and I’ve always remarked that the Sanskrit words are actually closer to the English words in many cases than what I was always told was the Latin or Greek root. The word rhythm is directly from Sanskrit, for instance. The Germanic word nacht (night) came directly from Sanskrit. Raja and raya are fascinating words. The words for exulted that we would use like “your eminence” for a royal person are related to the words for “light”, which has always made sense to me, as in Holiness, greatness, eminence, like emanating light. The sun God Re or Ra in Egypt is related to the English word “ray” as in ray of light , which is also related to raya and royal. Makes perfect sense to me. These words are ancient — Really ancient. I was told as a little girl that we spoke an Indo-European language but, then I was taught all the Greek and Latin roots, or the French roots of the words when in a surprising number of cases, the Sanskrit words were closer than those. I love this page!

    • MerriGold

      What about:
      Sanskrit para>>>>parallel, paragraph, etc.
      Sanskrit navgathi>>>>>navy, navigate, nautical, etc.
      Sanskrit oopar>>>>>upper, uber
      Sanskrit khatva>>>>cot, cottage
      Sanskrit vidva>>>>>widow
      Sanskrit vikshan>>>>vision
      Sanskrit janam>>>>>gene, genome, genesis, etc.
      Sanskrit sitara>>>>>star
      Sanskrit anth>>>>>>end
      Sanskrit pura>>>>>>pure, whole
      Sanskrit Shabdh>>>>Sabbath, the Word (of God)
      Sanskrit nastik>>>>>gnostic
      Sanskrit sahara>>>>>sahara
      Sanskrit naya>>>>>>new, renew, etc.

  • pramilla

    I am anthropologist and have studies this extensively. The author is correct there is absolutely no evidence of a PIE language or people. There is also NO evidence of an “Aryan” invasion in India. There is much archeological evidence in fact that Greeks themselves were descendants of some indian sects.

    • Sandeep Jaiswal

      I am with you!

  • Mira

    The indonesian archipelagos also absorbed “millions” of sanskrit vocabs. The sanskrit vocabs i already know help me a lot in memorizing english and french vocabs.

  • Debapriya

    I am astounded by the ignorance in the latest comments. They have no knowledge of the root of Indianism, the very inception of Asiatic Society. It was the Germans who first took interest in the Aryan languages and admitted that Europeans derive their language and culture from a higher source. The English, being the new world rulers, the nuvo riche, couldn’t find the humility in them to admit this. Consequently, they distorted history to suit their own pride. But truth remains that modern day languages like English, French, Spanish, Hindi are impure languages, with a lot of discrepancy in written and spoken forms and absolutely irrational orthographic aberration.
    It is not without a reason that we use Greek and Latin in scientific and other works of significance.
    While we do not know for sure, which is more ancient Avestan/Hitite or Sanskrit, one should note these languages were very conflicting. The word for deity in Sumer was Asura (Ahura), which is the exact Sanskrit for Anti-God.
    So it’ll take a very well read linguist to conclude which among the two languages has more contribution towards European and Indian languages of today.
    But there is absolutely no doubt that Greek and Latin came later. The literature of ancient Europe and middle east had little imagination, science and complex terms compared to Sanskrit and Avestan.

    But the trend of synthesis, that is forming new words from a common root, that is something the whole world has borrowed from Sanskrit. Without Sanskrit, “Believe” and “Believer” would have been two entirely unrelated words.

    It’s hard to put this concept into a western mind, I’ll try this: Suppose you are called Thomas and you have a newborn son whom you want to name Son-of-Thomas, but you cannot, it sounds uncool, even the french de- ones would be kind of uncool. Had you been a Sanskritagna(a person who has a good knowledge of Sanskrit) person you’d have the power to give the child a meaningful one word custom name. And there’d be no need to update a dictionary for that new word. Sanskrit is a code, it’s an ever evolving program.

    • Sandeep Jaiswal

      Well done!

  • Anonymous

    This is whole article is garbage: the supposed English derivations are related, but not descending from, those supposed Sanskrit ancestors. Just as evolution holds that man diverged from a common ancestor as monkey, but that man did not directly originate from monkeys, all credible linguistic experts who are not motivated by irrational patriotism and nationalism hold that Proto-Indo-European is the ancestor of all Indo-European languages. Therefore, those English and Sanskrit words diverged from a common Proto-Indo-European ancestor, and there is nothing else to be said!

    • gcm

      Can you please name one such Proto-Indo-European language? May be monkeys were talking those languages. LOL.

  • Anonymous

    “Calendar” has absolutely nothing to do with “kālayantra.” “Calendar” is related to the Latin “calare” while the Sanskrit “kālayantra” literally means “time machine.

    • MerriGold

      I see the same word root here, kala and cala. Some may be confused by the “c” and “k”, and not be able to make the connection on account of the different letters used to start the word.

  • Siki

    What a load of crap. “The vedas were written in sanskrit” – the vedas were not witten down, they were memorized and then transmitted orally. Just as no one KNOWS how old the vedas are, in the same way no one knows for sure about the existence of PIE. But thanks to certain methods we are able to guess how old the vedas are and suppose the existence of PIE. There were suggestions of how some missing links in the chains of IE languages should sound and upon the actual discovieries the hypotheses were confirmed. It all fits.

    • Monisha

      dumbo, written doesnt mean literally “written using pen”, it means vedas were composed in samskrit. no one knows how old vedas are, but they do exist, so they themselves are the proof of their existence as well as the antiquities of samskrit.

      But who knows about PIE? who spoke it? what were its words? what was its literature? which civilizations mention about its existence? The answer to all this is a big NO. I might as well say there was bla bla language in the past from which all later languages evolved, and I will call it some BIE. Does that make any sense?

    • gcm

      PIE is related to Lying.

    • gupta

      PIE is a hypothetical imagination, no evidence of it ever found in any language or written script…. it is not a theory yet its only hypothesis.. so instead of crying here, so find out some evidence of it first.

  • gaurav

    gajab research sir

  • OPisFullOfShit

    Absolute utter nonsense – the most dangerous form of ignorance is on display here. Avestan, Sanskrit, the European languages, and ancient Hittite et al all derived from Proto-Indo-European. Sanskrit is a relatively new Indo-European language compared to Avestan, HIttite, Sumerian (possibly), Ancient Greek, and Old Iranian, and not to mention the countless Indo-European languages lost to antiquity. Not to mention that the oldest form of Sanskrit is Vedic Sanskrit, which is as far removed from Panini’s Sanskrit as Ancient Greek is from Modern Greek.

    • itzguru

      All the other languages you mentioned did indeed exist, except for PIE. There is no literature anywhere in the world in ANY of the world’s ancient languages which talks anything about the existence of any language like PIE, and it is foolish to assume we who live so far away in time from these ancient languages know better than those avestan or rigvedic people who lived during the times of those languages. PIE is an utter lie made up to hide the root influence of Sanskrit on all Indo-European languages. PIE itself is a name cooked up in recent times, every real language has its own name.

    • gupta

      What an absolute nonsense, you people read half, understand quarter and discourse double…

      classic sanskrit is a new indo european language but vedic sanskrit is of unknown antiquity, some people argue that may be the vedic sanskrit of rigveda may have the oldest word of mankind recorded… even in rigveda there is a clear development of vedic sanskrit. how can you claim that the oldest form of sanskrit i.e. vedic sanskrit is relatively new… link me your resource from where you read all this shit that the vedic sanskrit is relatively new(if you didnt imagine them.)…

      learn something before discoursing

  • Krivanto Vishwam Aryam

    Learning samskritam is like the best thing you could do to your life…the science & logic in samskritam is beyond human imagination….Only our rishis could do that…

  • shruti yatri

    Sanskrit /Hindi for stone is pather. In Latin /English stone is petrus/ petra/ petrified/

    (St) Peter/ rock of the church

  • JEETEN JATOOA

    The FOUR VEDAS, the origin of all TRUE knowledge, in other words I would say the USER MANUAL of HUMAN RACE. No one can challenge it, if we analyse our sufferrings today I am 100% sure that we have departed from the VEDAS, it’s an open challenge to prove me wrong. As we all say it’s never too late so MANAVE (hey another sanskrit word) back to the VEDAS. Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti OM

    • Scientist

      I can’t prove you wrong because the Vedas (like all religious texts) are unfalsifiable, i.e they can’t be proved either way. But this doesn’t mean they’re true.

  • Deepak

    Even English calender has indian origian. Saptember, October, November and December are representing 7th, 8th, 9th and 10 th month (mass). Westerner used to come India to learn vedic knowledge and tried to copy some methodology. They mistakely create calender of 10 mass ( starting from Unember… december) December is X mass (10th mass) represent for Kirshna mass ( Marshish). In fourteen century, westerner realise the mistake but added 2 months later in name of their great leaders. They added 1 day for few months ( instead of 30 days). Our calender is real natural driven calender.

  • Vishnu Kiriti

    Its a good artcle.. These days everyday we are talking about relation between sanskrit/indian languages and english/german…

    few more from my side ..

    Yuyam(sanskrit) – You (E)

    Vayam (S) – We (E)

    ID/Ithi (S) – It (E)

    Thath (S) – That

    Nayanam (S) – Eye (E)

    Vahaka (S) – Vehicle

    Vahana (S) – Wagon

    Kaala ( S) – Kill ( E)

    (its synonym to Yama, who ends lives. Maha Kaala means Shiva – Master to Yama )

    Pitha ( S) – Pittutory

    Bandha (S) – Bond

    Viewha(S) – View

    Also found some interesting Telugu – English

    Telupu (Telugu) – Tell (E)

    Grasam ( Telugu) – Grass (English)

    Nasa ( Telugu) – Noise (E)

    • itzguru

      Super cool

      • Anonymous

        Telugu is related to English in no linguistic way whatsoever; these are mere coincidences.

        In addition, the English words that supposedly derive from Sanskrit words do not! These similarities are because both English and Sanskrit descended from Proto-Indo-European. Obviously an ancient extinct language will not have any records but it is absolutely the only plausible explanation. Take nationality/ethnicity/patriotism out of the question and anyone will find it to be so!

        • gcm

          So much hatred about an ancient language will stop the learning process. It may be true that some words were derived from Sanskrit. Then what is the loss? We must agree that the word “Ghee” was directly taken from Hindi. Because “Ghee” is Indian product. “Cheese” is not. Observe the word “Cheese” slightly related to word “Ghee”. Be proud about English because its nature of welcoming words from other languages. Such a hospitality will improve the language and make it rich.

          Regards

    • Laurell Eden

      Awesome. Thank you!

  • Harry Potter

    There are many more actually, e.g.

    Miti (San) – Metry (Eng), as in Trigonometry, Sanskrit would be Trikonaamiti

    Trikon (San) – Trigon (Eng), more popularly known as Triangle. Which is consistent with geometrical fact that any closed figure would have as many sides as it has angles

    Par (San) means beyond, as in parbramh – Para (Eng) as in paranormal – that what is beyond the established physical laws

    Antar (San) means across or between – Inter (Eng) as in International – Between or across nations

    Vid (San) means to know, or to see as in Vidvaan (Kwoledgeable, intelligent), Veda (knowledge), in both these cases it is used in the sense of knowing – Video, Visual, Vision (Eng) all derived by transfer through Latin Videre in all these cases it is used in the sense of seeing

    Aham (San) means I am – I am (Eng) means the same

    Jaggannaath (San) means lord of the world – Juggernaut (Eng)

    Manti or Mantrin, a declension of Mantri (San) – Mandarin (Eng, Chi) means administrators, as well as the name of their language

    Kroor (San) means cruel – Cruel (Eng)

    Samarth (San) means able, capable – Smart (Eng)

    Varn (San) means many things like letters, complexion, colour etc. – Varnish (Eng) to colour

    There are many, but can’t recollect more.

    • itzguru

      Great, thanks for the list, will check their roots and update the article list.

  • sushilpershad

    Old Languages Are The Foundation Of All Modern Languages Therefor Not Giving Them Importance We Show A Weakness In Our Own Educational Background !!

  • itzguru

    Very well said, by the way Mauritius already passed a law to promote and encourage people to learn and speak Sanskrit http://www.ibtl.in/news/international/1643/mauritius–bill-on-spoken-sanskrit–a-bill-for-spoken-sanskrit-in-its-national-assembly/

    • Sandeep Jaiswal

      Nice to see that. Wish that happens sooner than later in India too.

      • gupta

        we the change you want to be….

        lets start the change

        in our daily conversation(specially in telecommunication via cellphone) lets start using some sanskrit words:

        1). Kim Bhav ; – what happened
        2), twa kim gachchyanti ; – where are you?

        improve this list please..

  • James Hooper

    Just saw the comment below about the Russian word “Medved” and its link to honey. That struck a chord about the old Celtic name “Medb” (and its modern equivalent Maeve).. Here’s the link to Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maeve_%28Irish_name%29

    It’s quite interesting that there seems to be a relationship between Russian, Irish and Sanskrit :)

    • itzguru

      That’s really interesting. In Konkani, a native Indian language descending from Sanskrit, Mouvu is the name for honey.
      I was also pretty surprised when I first came to know that Lithunanian, which most Indians wont even have heard about, contains just too many Sanskrit words with similar meaning as in most Indian languages!
      Guess the ancient world was more flat than it is today :)

    • Vipul

      It will be Madhu in Sankrit

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the relationship is that THEY ARE ALL DESCENDED FROM PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN, a reconstructed language accepted by nearly all credible linguistic experts who are objectively examining language and with no nationalistic or patriotic bias.

      • dharmic1

        How do you know they were not biased? Obviously this language called PIE is entirely imaginary – ins’t it. It is evident that PIE is a made up thing. It doesn’t exist. Why make up something entirely non-existent either as a spoken language or a written language and then make all kinds of claims about what just got made up?

        This attribution of bias to one group of people, and lack of bias to another is itself absurd and short sighted and biased.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drbshetty Sahebgowda Shetty

    kon=gon
    like in octagon,pentagon,decagon..

  • http://impagliazzo.500px.com/ Pietro Impagliazzo

    How about  the sanskrit word mada (illusion, intoxciation) and mad? They are pretty similar in writing and meaning.

  • mkesar14

    thanx
    it helped in doing my hhw

  • Justin T

     This is an amazing research and a fabulous list of english words with sanskrit origin.  I was surprised to see so many common english words having roots in the ancient sanskrit language of India. We really take so many things in life for so granted. Keep up the good work.

  • Raghu1973

    Agni – igneous – ignite

  • Reddy_m

    really amazing, thanks for the info

  • Ankur_may

    Thanks for the information but i didnt get meanings for winter, dew, morning and so many other words……….can u please help me.

  • http://xyzcompany.in/ Sriram Srinivasan

    kAlayantra -> Calender
    d’armaxEtrA -> democratric

    these are those that just came into my mind. There is another blog http://sanskrit-words.blogspot.com/. Take a look at that too.

  • Krishnadas P K

    We have inquiries from various continents regarding the name of continents and Ghandas and rashtras in Sanskrit .If any body know it Please  send a message 

  • Banlue Siangsanan

    Sanskrit had few more letters than Pali as Greek has than Latin. You should go further, even more interests will come. I have wondered about this since I was young. You get rid the Ghost PIE out from my mind. Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Just read another interesting thing. In Russian Medved means honey eater and is the name used for bear. Bear is famous in ancient Sanskrit literatures for being a honey lover, and the term for honey in Sanskrit is Madhu. Again in modern lingustic theory the Russian word is attributed to PIE :)

  • Drsankral

    sanskrit is jewel of the world not just india

  • Jayashreeshet

    sanskrith is the jewel of india

    • Anonymous

      Very true

  • Chakdeaditi

    Wonderfullll!!! eally helpful thank you so much!!

    • Anonymous

      You are welcome!

  • Deepak

    The Perfect Language…

    • Anonymous

      Very much

  • Radhika Devi

    ..pranaam! Sir! Your list is excellent. I’m also working on a list showing the phonetic slide from Sanskrit into English. Anyone doing the slightest amount of research in this field will quickly discover his/her own mother tongue, his/her own ‘lap’ Bharat varsha) , his/her own soul, divine atma, and his/her own place of rest, Goloka Vrindavana! Jai Sri Radhe!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for your comments.

  • Priyank

    I being a Indian but now staying out of country, will be showing pride to foreigners to demostrate a project on such information.. Jai Hind

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      True Priyank, and there are loads of such little known information about the greatness of our culture and civilization, unfortunately negativism and colonial mindset plays a larger role in the media today, and very little of this information is passed on the next generation in their school textbooks. That is the biggest tragedy of our times. Thanks to the Internet, we atleast can try and make people unlearn what they had been taught (fed?) in their schools.

      • Pras

        But sir i am get this information at the age of 27. And here i feel we need to see ourselves no to western side. Really feel bad about us. Sanskrit must be non-optional language from school to higher studies

  • Yash A

    Very nice, amazing. I would like to say something about a comment by ‘ursri’ that the Vedas were not written/created by God but by humans. I have read in a book by Osho that there is a description of a man praying to God in the Vedas. According to Osho, how can God himself write about his devotees praying to him? The Vedas describe human activities, thus they are written by people (human beings). To know about Osho, go to http://www.osho.com . An interesting website: http://www.archaeology.net . The word Upalah/Opal is repeated in the list.(total twice).

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Yes Vedic hymns were written by different seers, each set of hymns have the name of the seer who wrote them, so it is out of question that God wrote it. What it means when somebody says that vedic texts are of divine origin is that they contain the divine principles in them. Unlike some normal story or fiction or book written by some person out of his imagination, vedic texts contain the secrets of how the universe works and the principles of the universe and in that sense it is said to be God’s creation because God created the universe. It is like saying a book on General Relativity even though written by Einstein is God’s creation because the Einstein discovered these principles, but God created them or to be more specific the ultimate supreme consciousness created it.

      • Senthil

        Here, the question is not of whether Vedas were written by God. It is about the oldest language called Sanskrit and how many words have been taken from it. Vedas may have been written by various seers, but who was the orator? Do you think all of those seers had similar mentality to write in a particular pattern, at the same time, about the same coming together as one super mind? Impossible! And of all, Sanskrit is a Scientific language that vibrates in a particular fashion that even the dieseases from the body of the speaker vanishes. So, tell me if a mere human/ man can create a language like this? If you think so, you are hallucinating. On the other hand, existence of God is true as much as the Sanskrit language itself and the universe and you and me……….

    • SuryaPrakash

      The Vedas are Sruti(which are heard) not smriti(which are remembered). Sruti is the truth revealing itself. Smriti is the conclusions, theories, philosophies created by humans. The vedas are said to be written by God in the sense that they are truths, not formulated but revealed by Nature. They are also said to have NO Bginning, No End(Sanatan). This means they are THE TRUTH. The truth is eternal. Gravity existed before Newton discovered it and will exist even if humanity forgets abouts it. The Vedas are called eternal in that sense.

  • Pavani

    Namo Namaha
    Great Post.
    Would
    Dwaaram – Door
    Tri – Three, C
    Chathur – Four
    Sapta -Seven
    Ashta – Eight
    Nava – Nine
    Sagara – Sea
    Prithvi – Earth

    also come under the same?

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Cool ones, not sure about Sagara though :)

  • Sriram

    vedam => wisdom

  • Ananth

    the scientific name for pineapple is Ananas Comosus :)

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      That is amazing isn’t it? :)

      • Casdf

        And you happen not to know Ananas is not Indian?!

        • Anonymous

          Oh! I didnt know that. In that case I guess Ananas is a word imported into Indian languages, much like the vegetable-fruit Tomato.

          • Ashwini

            Its also Ananas in German

          • Anuj Sogarwal

            Tomato= Tamatar in HINDI

            • gupta

              well Portuguese bring with them in 16 century, so tomato and tamatar dont have any realtion in sanskrit

  • Ananth

    The scientific (Latin) name for Pineapple is Ananas Comosus! :)

    • Anonymous

      “Ananas” is an imported word from a Portuguese place name…

  • http://hindumarriages.blogspot.com Kannan

    Great post and Great discussion.

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Thank you very much Kannan! Your blog is great too!! Good work :)

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  • Abhilash Prasad

    Dear Guruji,
    Amazing… is all what I can say. I am writing this only for conveying a point. We as Indians find it easy to understand this truth. Most others would find it difficult to accept that anything came from a country that is beneath them (beneath them in their financial eyes). No matter how many times a lie is repeated by the most powerful communities today, a lie is still a lie.
    On the other hand, if we as Indians learn,appreciate and practise our language more and more and make it more and more powerful,no force can diminish the light that emancipates from us,cos we are just repeating the truth!.It is sad that when some westerners write books on our sanskrit,we appreciate it. I wish we Indians would state these things on our own.
    Who wants their acceptance!.Didnt we tide out time without them? As Indians we should chant these things boldly!Dont feel scared of their ridicule.The bottom line is,if we develop our roots and our financial position, then most of the world will yield(even if we dont want them to yield).
    Its all finance based eyes in this world.If india was the richest country,everyone including Indians would have no problem in accepting the truth of Sanskrit.Its a shame,but nevertheless we should always strive and make ourselves more powerful financially and keep learning and practising our culture including the mother of all language Sanskrit until the world either yields or goes for a senseless war…in which case…the universal rule would then apply. Dharma samsthapanarthaya…sambavami yuge yuge!.
    Adharma will lose. But for that the Arjuns and Bheems of india need to stand boldly and develop financially and state what they believe in boldly!.We are not lying! y shud we be scared!.Find out more about sanskrit ourselves,practise it more,clean our country and lets together revive our true position in the world!.The world SHALL KNEEL IN RESPECT…NOT FEAR.. AND YIELD.

    • lefterhs

      Dear bhilash Prasad,Hindu culture is just..BRILLIANT!I want to come in India to feel the energy of the place!I like that you support and you are staying at your roots.We have to stay in our roots,specialy at these days that “new world orders” want us without ethnical/national identity.(“staying” to your roots its against globalization and globalization=enslavement)but.. its a mistake if you believe that EVERYTHING came from India.Sanskrits belongs to a family of languages named “indo-european”.There is not a tribe called indo-european,thats means: a lot civilizations contributed for the building of this family of languages,europeans too!(Otherwise we could named this language family as”Indian family”but its not Indian family!Its indoeuropean!)specially ancient Greeks because ancient Greek language is one of the most important and old languages of Europe.There are a lot ancient Greek scripts dated to 6th millennium b.c.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispilio_Tablet)dispilio tablet and a lot of other scripts dated at the same age. we can not cancel these things.Ancient Greeks were good sailors,for sure they kneew where is India and make trade etc,so..there is a big interchange of everything..not only about language,maybe in music too ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWjfZ8uIEDg&feature=related )If you want to answer me do it to my email adress.Greetings from Greece :) (sorry for my English)

  • Vishwas

    Dear Gurudev,
    You inspire me just the way my Yoga guru at yogashree inspires me. Keep up the good work and step up the gas for an enlightened Maha”Bharata”. I wish learn to spread lost glory about our great country and Hindutva. That way everyone will learn the Hindu way of life of living and learning in harmony with nature fellow human beings. Congratulations on taking the initiative.!
    As they say at Yogashree….
    Ayshman Bhavatu
    Keertiman Bhavatu
    Mangalam Bhavatu
    Shubham Bhavatu

  • ursri

    Dear Dr.Ashwin Sawant,

    Points are useful and informative.  But just a correction Reg point 2) Veda’s creation and origin
    Vedas are “Apaurusheya”.. not human creation..but God creation.
    They are not in writtern form .. they are in “Nada/Shruti” form.
    The existing oldest Veda scripts are in Sanskrit language.
     
    God shows the benifit of following Vedas to mankind by setting himself as example by Vedas usage.  And the origin is not India but universal…  but been followed and not destroyed only in India.  For eg: There were 108 Sri Ganapathy temples across the world .. like Japan, China, South America etc.  but were destroyed except in India .  India is the place where Hindu dharma and Vedas are “Avicchinna” – can not be destroyed…
    Correct any mistakes above.
    - ursri

  • http://www.shashwatayurcare.com Dr.Ashwin Sawant

    Dear Gurudev,I’m Dr.AshwinSawant,from Mulund,Mumbai. I wish to present some points in ur support:
    1.Vindhyas r d latest Azoic rocks of India of pre-Cambrian age which proves India to be a land in the latest Azoic times,somewhere in 70,000,000 and 60,000,000 yrs.
    2.Vedas are accepted as most ancient literature in the world
    created by mankind,which are doubtlessly Indian in origin.Vedas  do not  mention any place outside India as origin of Creaters Writers of  Vedas.
    3.In Vedic Literature Himalaya Mountain is mentioned as “Uttaram Girim(i.e.Northern Mountains)In case creators of Vedas ( & of Sanskrit language) had been foreigners ,they should have called these mountains as Eastern or Southern Mountain.

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Very well said Dr. Ashwin, thank you very much for that info.

  • sainath

    Gurudev please go through below link if you have not seen it already ….
    This is an entirely different/new angle on language Sanskrit itself

    http://evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com/sanskrit_exposure.htm
    waiting for your comments

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Sainath, the text in the link is the longest joke I have ever read, no comments on its contents :)

      Just to comment about the title, if Sanskrit was never spoken then how come there are literary works in that language thousands of years apart in time? Without being spoken how did the language cross generations? Why would somebody write grammar books on a language nobody ever spoke and if nobody ever spoke it then who created it and why? No language can be ALWAYS DEAD, it might become extinct, but at some point of time earlier it HAS TO BE SPOKEN else it can never be there in the first place, and this common sense is missing from the author. And look at the english, my God :)
      Just one example, if Ram Mohan Roy opposed Sanskrit then why did he translated Upanishads to Bengali? Great jokes…

      There is another such longest joke by some such so called author, the name of that book is “Why I am not a Hindu”, read it and I bet you will enjoy the ignorance in it. Please dont take it seriously, we will definitely have to forgive that author for he doesnt know what he is talking about :)

  • http://pvjoshi.ca Prakash Joshi

    Gurudev,
    From what I understand, the origins of Sanskrit letter is also very interesting. The work was carried out by Bharatwaj rishi. A bamboo stick was taken and a piece of cloth/bag tied at one end and dust introduced into the bamboo. Each letter was chanted for nearly six hours and this caused the dust particles to align itself as per the letter chanted. Can you please verify this, would it be in in vedic scrpitures under Kalpa shaastra?   

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Thats really interesting info Prakashji, and thank you very much for that. Things look so scientifically accurate and well planned and designed. Infact using the root elements of Sanskrit new words can be created for any new inventions or findings of the future.

  • Akshay

    I was seeing discovery channel and suddenly i was shocked when host there told that in Freanch pineapple is called   “Ananas”. Infact “Ananas” is what we/ I call it(pineapple) in marathi.
    So from marathi or sanskrit.
    sanskrit/Marathi   French
    Ananas  <—> Ananas
    :) :)

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Very interesting Akshay. Thank you very much for letting us know this, even in Kannada it is Ananas :)

  • Dhruv

    sanskrit                   latin/greek                                 english

    Ashwa                     Equus                                            Equestrian 
    Kramelak               Camelus/kemalos                   Camel
    Manthan                Manthanein/Mathema          Mathematics
    Yugam                    Jugum                                          Yoke
    Ugra                        via german                                  Anger
    Chitrkaya                                                                       Cheeta
    Janu                        Genu                                              Genuflect
    Dhara                      Terra                                             Terra-
    Ghas                         via geman                                   Grass

    There are many more but I am too tired to type right now

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Great Dhruv, thank you very much for that :)

    • Dacul -dd

      Sanskrite – latin- roumanian
      apa-aqua- apa
      uda-udus- uda
      suria-sole-soare
      janu-genu- genuchi
      sata-centus-suta
      sarpa-serpent-sarpe
      Sapta -Septum-sapte

  • Dhruv

    May I add few words to your great compilation?

  • ursri

    few more to above list
    hruday – heart
    mana/manas – mind
    anga – organ
    gam (verb dhatu- ) – go
    garv-arrogance.
    .
    .
    list is endless

  • ursri

    Cool compilation…

    Thought to add MaxMuller intrepretation of history, geography, language etc etc… motive behind it…
    Its difficult to tell and listen truth – blunders in our History(not just India’s)

    So this is a wise step towards telling the truth- zara hatke…

     

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Thank you very much ursri

  • Ken

    Regarding the word ghrtam for ‘ghee’ i would like to add that in the PIE, the root is “ghrein” meaning “to apply, smear or anoint” since anointing or applying ghee was a major use.the greek word “christos” is a descendant of the word “ghrein” meaning “the anointed one”.

  • pradeep

    ಈನೋ ನಿಮ್ಮ ದಯೆ  – An attempt with the help of quilpad

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Super!

  • प्रदीप्

    <<सन्तोष वार्ता >> क्रुपया पश्यतु  http://www.24dunia.com/english-news/shownews/0/Sanskrit-is-second-Rajbhasha-in-Uttarakhand/5039588.html

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      ಅತಿ ಉತ್ತಮ:

  • प्रदीप्

    Agree with you on this, works by many western scholars are very much appreciable, especially by Stephen Knap. he is fully knowledgeable than we many Indians.
    I think Thava’s was a generic statement considering few western criticizing souls. In-fact a considerable fraction of us are troubled/troubling the growth of Sanskrit.

  • thava

    well.it has been a fashion for western scholars and researchers to sideline vedic history and sanskrit..

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Not all! Westerners like Stephen Knapp, David Frawley etc are working dedicatedly to preserve and spread the vedic culture and Sanskrit. Infact they know more about the ancient vedic culture and Sanskrit than most of the people in this country!

  • प्रदीप्

    संस्क्रुतम् एवम् मात्तूर्(षिमोग)ग्रामस्य संबन्ध भवान् जानति किला?

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      मत्तूर ग्रामस्य संबन्ध अहं जानामि :)

  • Pradeep

    You are right Shabana

  • Shabana

    i know what pradeeps say and I am happy that whatever i learnt in sixth standard is still retained in my memory is somewhat vaguely … foolish people have five symptoms pride, fowl mouthed,haught tempered,bull headed and arrogant(disrespecting others words).

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Perfect Shabana.

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  • Pradeep

    डेन् महोदयस्य वादानुवाद् पठित्वा ‘कन्चिन् देशे एकः राजः आसित्” एतत् कथा स्म्रिति मध्ये आगतवन्तः!!!

    “मूर्खस्य पंच चिन्हानि ‘गर्वा, दुर्वचनं, क्रोधश्च, द्रिढवादश्च परवाक्येष्वनादरः”

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      भवान सम्यक उक्तवान

  • http://www.tamilbrahmins.com suresh balaraman

    vatika -> vatican :)

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Haha. Good one :)

  • Dane

    It’s true that  Sanskrit is a very ancient language, but I’m going to side with the PIE theorists here.
    PIE is the theoretical ancestral mother tongue of humans inhabiting the Euro-Asian continent. It was constructed by linguists with the intention of perhaps displaying the apparent relationship and relatedness of the many languages spoken today in the European continent and the Indian subcontinent. It was not created to be definitive, but as an aid to understanding the evolution of language.
    It is proven that the languages of Europe, apart from Basque,  are related. They all are descendants from a common ancestral language. It is also proven that the languages of India are related to those spoken in Europe. They all share a common ancestor and  Sanskrit is amongst them.
    Nobody knows what the TRUE ancestral language sounded like -  it’s no longer spoken -  but with PIE we can get a (hopefully) close approximation.
    Sanskrit is old, but it’s not as old as the Proto-Indo-European language needs to be to claim to be the true mother tongue.

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      Well Dane. What I dont understand is why to invent an unknown unheard of language. What are the issues in considering Sanskrit itself to be the PIE?
      When we dont even know who spoke PIE, where and when – how can we say that PIE is older than Sanskrit? We have no literature in PIE, no civilization which spoke PIE, no evidence of the existence of PIE in any other ancient language literature and so on. So I see no point in holding on to PIE.

      Initially the same linguists strongly resisted the very suggestion that English, Latin, Greek were related to Sanskrit. Then when it became an unavoidable truth, suddenly PIE was born out of nowhere as the root of all Indo-European languages, else the title would go to Sanskrit. While the ancient Sanskrit dates back to atleast 3100 BCE, latin was still in its infancy even at around 500 BCE – so not sure how even chronologically PIE makes any sense.

      • Jai

        Hi, I just stumbled upon this page from a Wiki page. It cool and informative. I agree with you on this that PIE was simply created to fulfill political and religious agendas, infact a book has mentioned a letter from one of the British Army officer involved in archaeological excavations during the British Raj to his wife, which involves a mention of 3500 years, whereas he later officially dated it at around 1500 BC(It speaks may more this I wont get into out here, not the right place). In recent times the origin of the Vedas has been pushed back to 7000-9500 BCE as the “latest(not earliest) possible date of origin as there are references of Dwarka in many of these texts which now has been found and a pot was dated around 7000 BC which which had inscriptions similar to Harappan inscription and many believe it is the same script. Now Harappan is a very primitive looking script, but the fact the city has been spoken of in present tense meant that the Harappan Script and Sanskrit co-existed, maybe Harappan was a Prakrit (common) language. Also the mention of certain Equinoxes which existed in constellations(this is an archaeological method of dating texts of Antiqity).

        So considering theese facts and the date 7000-9500 BC simply makes PIE wither away, making Sanskrit(Chandasa, as in the Vedas) the oldest known language.

        On a side note, Egyptian Hieroglyphs call Sun “Ra” and Sanskrit calls it “Ravi”

        • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

          Yes Jai, till todate no self proclaimed scholars who call Rigveda as earliest veda and date it to 1500 BCE have given a proof for that. Where as proofs against this date are large in number. For instance, Mahabharatha war based on astronomical dating was fought in 3102 BCE and it was Veda Vyasa who compiled the vedas who also wrote Mahabharatha and live during the period of Mahabharata, so how could a person in 3102 BCE write a book in 1500 BCE? When this question was posed, the self proclaimed scholars again giving without any reason said Mahabharata was fought in 500 BCE? But the question remains same, how could a person who wrote a book in 1500 BCE then write another book more than a millennium later? Moreover, all the four vedas were compiled by the same Veda Vyasa and each veda contains references to other vedas, so how can one veda be older than the other? Here is an article I wrote on <a href="Add Friends to Group“>Origin and Dating of the Vedas

          • Rajesh Uba

            Thanks to each one for their contribution towards Sankrit.

            There was a continental drift that still pushing Bharat to the Asia further and further due the geographical tectonic plates feature. Hinduism= nonviolence is everywhere on the planet earth. To support the fact there are ancient Idols uncovered everywhere(the seven continents and under water)…idols equivalent to current Indian idols.
            My opinion is …great messengers of god were there periodically to pass on the same peace spiritual message to the world so… The ultimate power who is accepted in every religion The GOD is same. Advaita, the holy spirit, Allah, Fire, The various natural forms and then… The master of the universes is same to everyone in his or her perception.

            In every holy book there is period where ppl used to speak a same language… Therefore the oldest base language found so far is Sanskrit and proved through various archeological studies. If there is an another with script …. yet to prove!

  • Pradeep

    एतत् ब्ळोग् अत्युत्तमं

    • http://www.hitxp.com Gurudev

      धन्यवादः

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