paramahamsa

noun
pa·​ra·​ma·​ham·​sa | \ ˌpərəməˈhəm(p)sə \
plural -s

Definition of paramahamsa

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

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History and Etymology for paramahamsa

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

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“Paramahamsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramahamsa. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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