Definition of prajnaparamita in English:

prajnaparamita

(also prajna-paramita, prajna paramita)

noun

Buddhism
  • (The name of) a group of ancient Mahayana Buddhist texts on the perfection of wisdom (frequently attributive); one of the teachings contained within them. Also occasionally: one of these texts.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Asiatic Research. From Sanskrit prajñā-pāramitā perfection of understanding (in Mahayana Buddhism, the ultimate perfection of six), alteration of Pali paññā-pāramī the fourth of ten such perfections + Sanskrit -tā, suffix forming abstract nouns.

Pronunciation

prajnaparamita

/ˌpradʒnəˈpɑːrəmɪtə//ˌprʌdʒnəˈpɑːrəmɪtə/