paramita

noun pa·ra·mi·ta \päˈrəmə̇tə\

Definition of paramita

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at fare, issue


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