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 kindChristmas Humphreys

Word History


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

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“Pansil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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