Pansil

noun
Pan·​sil | \ ˈpan(t)sə̇l \
plural -s

Definition of Pansil

: the rite in Hinayana Buddhism of undertaking ceremonially a set of five precepts of morality Pansil … is taken individually before a Buddhist shrine or collectively at the beginning of a Buddhist meeting of any kind— Christmas Humphreys

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History and Etymology for Pansil

Singhalese, from Pali pañca sīlāni five precepts, from Sanskrit pañca five + śīla custom, moral conduct, moral precept

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“Pansil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pansil. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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