What is the literal meaning of Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra. Everywhere I read it says "The Perfection of Wisdom in 8000 Lines", but that is not a literal translation as far as I can tell. What is the literal translation or etymology?
For example, Sutra means "thread", but that is no where in that perfection of wisdom phrase. I read elsewhere, too, that:
The word Prajñāpāramitā combines the Sanskrit words prajñā "wisdom" with pāramitā "perfection".
So we have the "wisdom perfecting thread" sort of thing. But what is the other word?