- (in Hawaii) a steep slope or cliff.
Origin of pali
- the Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures.
Origin of Pali
Examples from the Web for pali
The pali, the precipice, stands for any difficulty or obstacle of magnitude.
Nuuanu (Nu'u--nu) a valley back of Honolulu that leads to the "Pali."
This can be traced through the Apabhraṁśa -hi to the Pali -dhi.
But the Pali shrieked; it was the one imposing element that defied stillness.The Pacific Triangle
I have ordered a carriage for a drive to the Pali, which, I am told, is the favorite one.The Four Corners in Japan
Amy Ella Blanchard
- an ancient language of India derived from Sanskrit; the language of the Buddhist scriptures
Word Origin and History for pali
1690s, 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 Sanskrit Pali, from pali bhasa "language of the canonical books," from pali "line, role, canon" + bhasa "language."