Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit

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Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, or BHS for short, is a modern linguistic category applied to the language used in a class of Indian Buddhist texts, such as the Perfection of Wisdom sutras. BHS is classified as a Middle Indo-Aryan language. It is sometimes called "Buddhist Sanskrit" or "Mixed Sanskrit".[1]

Further Reading

  • Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary by Franklin Edgerton in Two Volumes Reprint 1998. Published by Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 9788120809970.


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.