the Old Indic Prakrit, or dialect, of the Buddhist scriptures, which has become the religious language of Hinayana Buddhism
Origin of PaliSanskrit p?li, literally , a row, line, canon, short for p?li bh?s?, canon language
A Prakrit language that is a scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism.
Origin of PaliShort for Sanskrit palibha&slowdot;a, language of the row, series of Buddhist sacred texts, from pali&hlowdot;, row, perhaps of Dravidian origin.
- plural form of palus
Literally, pÄli means "line" or "(canonical) text".
From Ancient Greek πάλι (pali), πάλιν (palin, “again”).