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A Prakrit language that is a scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism.

[Short for Sanskrit pālibhāṣā, language of the row, series of Buddhist sacred texts, from pāliḥ, row, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]
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(Languages) 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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(ˈpɑ li)

the Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures.
[1685–95; short for Skt pāli-bhāsa language of the canonical texts =pāli line, row, canon + bhāsa language]
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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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Sometimes it was from the South that he came - from south of Tuticorin, whence the wonderful fire-boats go to Ceylon where are priests who know Pali; sometimes it was from the wet green West and the thousand cotton-factory chimneys that ring Bombay; and once from the North, where he had doubled back eight hundred miles to talk for a day with the Keeper of the Images in the Wonder House.
Around 30 lakh litres of water will be transported to Pali on a daily basis."
Translating the opera from English into Pali presented some challenges, particularly as the so-called ancient tale features a pub, tea and a gun.
What followed was a frantic exchange of calls between Hardeep, Lovely, Yusuf, Pali and Kanth.
In the previous review T mentioned the Critical Pali Dictionary (= CPD), begun in 1926 (not 1924 as is stated on the title page), which had at the time of that writing reached vol.
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A native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, Pali graduated from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet Academy and joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as principal dancer in 1981.
Reassured by the testimony that Pali Momi would be a medical/surgical center, Davi wished Healthcare International official well on their new venture and returned to the task of running the fifth largest hospital in Hawaii.
We have arrested four of them and making efforts to nab the fifth one as well, said Anand Sharma, Superintendent of Police (SP), Pali.
Minoru Hara's article ("A Note on vinaya") is a word study of the term vinaya in Pali and classical Sanskrit texts beyond its meaning of 'monastic discipline', providing a great variety of examples from Indian literature.
Mahaveer Prabhachandra Shastri was awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for Pali.
These two volumes comprise the first translation into a European language of the principal commentary on Itivuttaka, a text of the Pali canon.