Definition of Grantha in English:


Line breaks: Gran|tha
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrʌntə


[mass noun]
A southern Indian alphabet dating from the 5th century ad, used by Tamil brahmans for the Sanskrit transcriptions of their sacred books.
More example sentences
  • 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.


from Sanskrit grantha (see Adi Granth).

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