Definition of Grantha in English:

Grantha

Syllabification: Gran·tha
Pronunciation: /ˈgrəntə
 
/

noun

  • A southern Indian alphabet dating from the 5th century ad, used by Tamil Brahmans when writing Sanskrit transcriptions of their sacred books.
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    • One such manuscript in Sanskrit written in Grantha script is of the Ramayan.
    • Consider, for example, that the King has his own brahmin priest of Thai ancestry, or that the Thai script is based upon the South Indian Grantha script.
    • Tamil has two written forms - Vattelluttu (round script) which is used for everyday, and Grantha, a traditional script.

Origin

from Sanskrit grantha (see Adi Granth).

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