noun Pan·sil \ˈpan(t)sə̇l\

Definition of Pansil



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pansil

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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