Meaning of Indic in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɪndɪk/


  • Relating to or denoting the group of Indo-European languages comprising Sanskrit and the modern Indian languages that are its descendants.

    Also called Indo-Aryan

    ‘Gypsies speak Romany, an Indic language of the Indo-European language family.’
    • ‘The mangling of his name is partly due to an inability of certain English speakers to pronounce the ‘dd’ sound common in the Semitic and Indic languages.’
    • ‘An additional 439,239 people reported speaking other Indic languages, such as Punjabi, Bengali and Malayalam.’
    • ‘Since the Buddhist Canon is written in the ancient Indic language of Pali, Pali functions as the sacred or religious language of Thai Buddhism.’
    • ‘Oriya's one of the more obscure of the Indic scripts in Unicode.’


mass noun
  • The Indic language group.

    ‘If there are applications in Indic, operating system vendors will build the fundamental capabilities in, and if they are built in, there will be more applications.’
    • ‘Here there are two basic religious ideologies, traditions or whatever one might like to call them - Indic and Semitic.’


Via Latin from Greek Indikos, from India (see India).