Definitions for pâliˈpɑ li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pali(noun)

    an ancient Prakrit language (derived from Sanskrit) that is the scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism


  1. Pali(ProperNoun)

    A Middle Indo-Aryan language (Devanagari u092Au093Eu0934u093F) of north India, closely related to Sanskrit; the sacred language of the Buddhist scriptures. It has no native script, so it may be written in various alphabets, including Devanagari, Burmese, and Roman.

  2. Pali(ProperNoun)

    The Prakrit language of the Buddha.

  3. Origin: Literally, pāli means "line" or "(canonical) text".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pali(noun)

    pl. of Palus

  2. Pali(noun)

    a dialect descended from Sanskrit, and like that, a dead language, except when used as the sacred language of the Buddhist religion in Farther India, etc

  3. Pali

    of Palus

  4. Origin: [Ceylonese, fr. Skr. pli row, line, series, applied to the series of Buddhist sacred texts.]


  1. Pali

    Pali is a town in Rajasthan state of western India. Located in the duthariya region, Pali is the administrative headquarters of Pali District. It is situated on the bank of the river Bandi and is 35 km south east of Jodhpur. It is known as "The Industrial City".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pâli

    the sacred language of the Buddhists, once a living language, but, like Sanskrit, no longer spoken.

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