Tri·rat·na | \trēˈrətnə\
plural -s

Definition of Triratna 

1 Buddhism : the triad of the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha

2 Jainism : the three conditions necessary for the attainment of nirvana: right knowledge, right faith, and right conduct

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Triratna

Sanskrit, three gems, from tri three + ratna gift, treasure, gem; akin to Sanskrit rāti he gives, rai wealth, property

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Triratna

Statistics for Triratna

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Triratna

What made you want to look up Triratna? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!