Pali

noun
Pa·​li | \ ˈpä-lē How to pronounce Pali (audio) \

Definition of Pali

: an Indo-Aryan language used as the liturgical and scholarly language of Theravada Buddhism — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of Pali

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pali

Sanskrit pāli row, series of Buddhist sacred texts

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“Pali.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pali. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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