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See also: pali
Literally, pāli means "line" or "(canonical) text".
- Rhymes: -ɑːli
- A Middle Indo-Aryan language (Devanagari पाऴि) 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.
- The Prakrit language of the Buddha.
a Middle Indo-Aryan language