Pali meaning

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A Middle Indo-Aryan language (Devanagari पाऴि) of north India, closely related to Sanskrit; the sacred language of the Buddhist scriptures. It has no native script, so it may be written in various alphabets, including Devanagari, Burmese, and Roman.
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The Prakrit language of the Buddha.
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A Prakrit language that is a scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism.
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The Old Indic Prakrit, or dialect, of the Buddhist scriptures, which has become the religious language of Hinayana Buddhism.
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Plural form of palus.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Literally, pāli means "line" or "(canonical) text".

    From Wiktionary