Origin of pali
- Short for Sanskrit pālibhāṭā language of the row, series of Buddhist sacred texts from pāliḥ row perhaps of Dravidian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek πάλι (pali), πάλιν (palin, “again”).
- Literally, pÄli means "line" or "(canonical) text".