paramahamsa

noun pa·ra·ma·ham·sa \ˌpərəməˈhəm(p)sə\

Definition of paramahamsa

plural

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  1. :  a sannyasi of the highest level of spiritual development in which union with ultimate reality is attained

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Origin and Etymology of paramahamsa

Sanskrit paramahaṁsa, from parama remotest, highest, best (superlative of parā away, off) + haṁsa swan, goose; akin to Sanskrit pra- before, forward — more at for, goose


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