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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
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British Dictionary definitions for oms

OMS

abbreviation
1.
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé
Word Origin
French: World Health Organization

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 oms

om

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

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oms in Medicine

OMS abbr.
organic mental syndrome

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