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Pali

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noun Pa·li \ˈpä-lē\

Definition of Pali

  1. :  an Indo-Aryan language used as the liturgical and scholarly language of Theravada Buddhism — see indo-european languages table



Origin and Etymology of pali

Sanskrit pāli row, series of Buddhist sacred texts


First Known Use: 1800


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