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PALI

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pali mean? 

PALI (noun)
  The noun PALI has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PALI used as a noun is very rare.


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PALI (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Pali" is a kind of...):

Prakrit (any of the vernacular Indic languages of north and central India (as distinguished from Sanskrit) recorded from the 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD)


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