english words with their sanskrit origin

List of English words of Sanskrit origin with their Roots

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Sanskrit to English words : English is a very popular language across the globe. There are many words in english and other foreign languages such as french, german, indonesian etc which have been derived from sanskrit language. The root words from sanskrit language are used in a lot of languages. Here we have collected some of the sanskrit words which have been used directly in english language.

Sanskrit words in English

Sanskrit words from Letter A

English wordSanskrit Origin word
Ambarellaअम्बरेल्ला
Anilineनीली
Aryanआर्य
Atollअन्तला
Aubergineवातिगगम
Avatarअवतार

Sanskrit words from Letter B

English wordSanskrit origin word
Buddhaबुद्ध
Brinjalभण्टाकी
Bhaktiभक्ति
Bidiबीड़ी
Bahuvrihiबहुव्रीहि
Basmatiबासमती
Banyanवणिज्‌
Bandanaबन्धन

Sanskrit words from Letter C

English wordSanskrit origin word
Crocusकुङ्कुमं
Crimsonकृमिज
Cowrieकपर्द
Copra kharparah
Cotखट्वा
Citipatiचिति पति
Chukkerचक्र
Chukarचकोर
Chintzchitra-s
Cheetahचित्रस
Candykhaṇḍakaḥ

Sanskrit words from Letter D

English wordSanskrit origin word
Dhalदलह
Dasदास
Daturaधत्तुरह
Deodarदेवदारु
Devaदेव
Deviदेवी
Dharmaधर्म
Dhotiधौती
Dinghyद्रोणम

Sanskrit words from Letter G

English wordSanskrit origin word
Ganjaगञ्जा
Gharryगर्त
Gondwanaगोण्ड
Guarगॊपलि
Gunnyगोणी
Gurkhaगोरक्ष
Guruगुरु

Sanskrit words from Letter J

English wordSanskrit origin word
Jackalशृगालः
Jaggeryशर्करा
Juggernautजगन्नाथ
Jungleजङ्गल
Juteजुतास

Sanskrit words from Letter K

English wordSanskrit origin word
Karmaकर्म
Kedgereeकृशर
Kermesकृमिज
Kraitकाराइट

Sanskrit words from Letter L

English wordSanskrit origin word
Lacलाक्षा
Lacquerलाक्षा
Langurलंगुलम
Lilacनील
Lootलुण्टा

Sanskrit words from Letter M

English wordSanskrit origin word
Maharajahमहा राजन्
Maharaniमहा रानी
Maharishiमहर्षि
Mahatmaमहात्मा
Mahayanaमहायान
Mahoutमहामात्रह्
Mandalaमण्डल
Mandarinमन्त्रिन्
Mantraमन्त्र
Mayaमाया
Mokshaमोक्ष
Muggerमकर
Mung beanमुग्दह्
Muskमुस्कस्
Mynahमदन

Sanskrit words from Letter N

English wordSanskrit origin word
Nainsookनयनम्सुख्
Nardनलदम्
Narghileनारिकेलः
Narkनक्र‌
Neemनिम्बः
Nilgaiनीलगौः
Nirvanaनिर्वाण

Sanskrit words from Letter R

English wordSanskrit origin word
Raitaरजिकतिक्तक
Rajराज्य
Rajahराजन्
Ramtilरामतिलः
Raniराज्ञी
Riceव्रीहिस्
Rupeeरूप्यकम्

Sanskrit words from Letter S

English wordSanskrit origin word
Saccharideशर्करा
Sambalसम्बार
Sambarसंभारह्
Sandalwoodचन्दनम्
Sapphireशनिप्रिय
Sariषाटी
Shampooचपयति
Shawlसत्ल्
Singaporeसिंहपुरं
Sugarशर्करा
Sunnसन
Swamiस्वामी
Swastikaस्वस्तिक

Sanskrit words from Letter T

English wordSanskrit origin word
Takaतन्कह्
Talipotतालपत्रम्
Tenduतैन्दुक
Tuttyतुत्थं
Thugस्थग
Tilतिल
Toddyतल
Toonतुन्नह्
Topeस्तूप

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