pa·​ra·​mi·​ta | \ päˈrəmə̇tə \
plural -s

Definition of paramita

: one of the perfect virtues (as morality, charity, patience, wisdom) that must be practiced by one who undertakes the path to Buddhahood

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History and Etymology for paramita

Sanskrit pāramita, from pāramita, adjective, crossed, traversed, transcendent, from pāra bringing across + ita gone, past participle of eti he goes; akin to Sanskrit piparti he brings over

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“Paramita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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