There are 2 definitions of pali in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːliː
 
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noun (plural same or palis)

(In Hawaii) a cliff.
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  • This is a closeup pali, and behind that are some faraway ones covered in clouds, and on the bottom there are some people walking into my picture.
  • The fluted sea cliffs, or pali, rise like sentries straight up from the green valleys and white sand beaches below.
  • Breakouts persist from the Kamoamoa tube system and feed surface flows above and on the pali.

Origin

Hawaiian.

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There are 2 definitions of pali in English:

Pali2

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːliː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
An Indic language, closely related to Sanskrit, in which the sacred texts of southern Buddhism are written. Pali developed in northern India in the 5th-2nd centuries bc.
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  • It has been influenced by Pali, the sacred language of southern Buddhism.
  • As in Thailand, Laos, and Burma, the language of Theravada Buddhist scriptures, Pali, often is studied by young men during temporary periods as monks and is an important influence on literary Khmer.
  • They were taught religion and the religious language of Pali by Buddhist monks.

adjective

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Relating to Pali.
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  • Buddhists themselves refer to the teaching by the Pali term Dhamma (or in some schools of Buddhism by its Sanskrit equivalent dharma).
  • The Vinaya, the compendium of monks' rules in the Pali canon, lists five ‘Reflections before Admonishing.’
  • This was a fine speech given as a spontaneous response to the issue that was raised during a talk given by a Pali scholar visiting Burma in the 1950's.

Origin

from Pali pāli(-bhāsā) 'canonical texts'.

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