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Pali Vocabulary Warder

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Updated 2009-04-27 10:00

Pāḷi vocabulary by lesson from "Introduction to Pali" by A.K. Warder

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Lesson 1 verbs

PaliEnglish
upasaṃkamatihe goes to, he approaches
pakkamatihe goes away
cavatihe falls, he dies
jīvatihe lives, is alive
passatihe sees
pucchatihe asks
bandhatihe binds
bhāsatihe says, he speaks
bhavatihe is, there exists
vadatihe says
nisīdatihe sits (down)
haratihe takes
āharatihe brings
hotihe is, there is
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Lesson 1 masculine nouns in -a

PaliEnglish
upāsakolay disciple
kāyobody, substance
khattiyowarrior, noble (caste)
gāmovillage
tathāgatothus-gone (epithet of the Buddha)
devogod, king (respectful)
puttoson
purisoman, person
brāhmaṇopriest, brahman (caste)
maggo road, way
manussohuman being, person
amanussonon-human being
mahāmattominister
lokoworld, people, universe
samaṇoascetic, philosopher etc
samayoa time, occasion
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