pali

pali

[pah-lee]
noun
(in Hawaii) a steep slope or cliff.

Origin:
< Hawaiian

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Pali

[pah-lee]
noun
the Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures.

Origin:
1685–95; short for Sanskrit pāli-bhāsa language of the canonical texts, equivalent to pāli line, row, canon + bhāsa language

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Pali (ˈpɑːlɪ)
 
n
an ancient language of India derived from Sanskrit; the language of the Buddhist scriptures
 
[C19: from Sanskrit pāli-bhāsa, from pāli canon + bhāsa language, of Dravidian origin]

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Pali
1693, Middle High Indian dialect used in sacred Buddhist writings (the lingua franca of northern India from c. 6c. B.C.E.-2c. B.C.E.), from Skt. Pali, from pali bhasa "language of the canonical books," from pali "line, role, canon" + bhasa "language."
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pali

town, central Rajasthan state, northwestern India, just north of the Bandi River, a tributary of the Luni. A trade centre in ancient times, Pali is divided into an ancient and modern quarter; it has several historic temples. Now chiefly an agricultural market centre, it is connected by road and rail with Beawar and Jodhpur. Industries include textile and oil mills, cotton printing and dyeing, copper working, and ivory and sandalwood handicrafts. Pali has a hospital and also a college affiliated with the University of Rajasthan. Pop. (1981) town, 91,568.

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