[ aht-muh n ]
/ ˈɑt mən /
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
Words nearby atman
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British Dictionary definitions for atmen
/ (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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