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Om

[awm] /ɔm/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
a mantric word thought to be a complete expression of Brahman and interpreted as having three sounds representing Brahma or creation, Vishnu or preservation, and Siva or destruction, or as consisting of the same three sounds, representing waking, dreams, and deep sleep, along with the following silence, which is fulfillment.
Also, Aum.
Origin of Om
1780-1790
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1780-90

Om.

1.

O.M.

British.
1.
Order of Merit.
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  • For, by the 12 e vij, as Om is to ma: so is el to la: And as ma is to mu; so is la, to li.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • And when he felt the wound burning, he silently spoke the Om, filled himself with Om.

    Siddhartha Herman Hesse
  • But Oma and Om peered out curiously frOm the mouth of the cave.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • When the men were seated, Oma and Om came out and sat near by.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • Wang turned and looked at Oma and Om and gave a grunt of surprise.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • Now filled with the Spir-it and clad in the ar-mor Of light, and Om- 4.

    Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers
  • They use a kind of bead on which they pronounce these words: Om, ha, hum.

  • No prayer in the world has ever been more frequently repeated than this: Om!

    The Religious Sentiment Daniel G. Brinton
British Dictionary definitions for Om

om

abbreviation
1.
Oman

Om

/əʊm/
noun
1.
(Hinduism) a sacred syllable typifying the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, who are concerned in the threefold operation of integration, maintenance, and disintegration
Word Origin
from Sanskrit

OM

abbreviation
1.
Oman (international car registration)

OM

abbreviation
1.
Order of Merit (a Brit title)
symbol
2.
(currency) (the former) Ostmark
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Word Origin and History for Om

om

mystical word in Hinduism, Buddhism; an utterance of assent, 1788.

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