Definitions for paliˈpɑ li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Pa•liˈpɑ li(n.)

  1. the Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Pali:

1685–95; short for Skt pāli-bhāsa language of the canonical texts =pāli line, row, canon +bhāsa language

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pali(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stilts(noun plural)

tall poles fixed under a house etc to support it eg if it is built on a steep hillside.

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