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

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History and Etymology for Triratna

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

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“Triratna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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