Pansil

noun Pan·sil \ ˈpan(t)sə̇l \

Definition of Pansil

plural -s
: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


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