[ aht-muhn ]
/ ˈɑt mən /
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the principle of life.
the individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman.
(initial capital letter) the World Soul, from which all individual souls derive, and to which they return as the supreme goal of existence.
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Also at·ma [aht-muh]. /ˈɑt mə/.
Origin of atman
First recorded in 1775–85, atman is from the Sanskrit word ātman breath, self
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How to use atman in a sentence
In Sanscrit that eternal part is called by many names, but the best seems that used in this passage, Atma.Thoughts on Life and Religion|Friedrich Max Mller
In rendering Mahan Atma by great spirit, however, we are anticipating.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
Are they going to start something now that will get Atma in jail?Plays|Susan Glaspell
In a frenzy I broke my way through the attendants, and rushed through hall and corridor to my Atma's chamber.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for atman
/ (ˈaːtmən) /
the personal soul or self; the thinking principle as manifested in consciousness
Brahman considered as the Universal Soul, the great Self or Person that dwells in the entire created order
Word Origin for atman
from Sanskrit ātman breath; compare Old High German ātum breath
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