noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of mahatma
Related Words for mahatmasomeone, figure, luminary, personage, hero, star, personality, superstar, intellectual, teacher, pundit, guru, philosopher, savant, master, mentor, guide, intellect, thinker, somebody
Examples from the Web for mahatma
Contemporary Examples of mahatma
He visited the White House and advised Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.Growth Stocks
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October 17, 2014
The Nobel committee said he was continuing in the noble tradition of Mahatma Gandhi.Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History
October 10, 2014
South Africa, not India, was the crucible in which the Mahatma was forged.Best Books About the Rest of the World
December 24, 2013
First film recording of Mahatma Gandhi, 1931, is now available on YouTube.Watch: Gandhi's First Video Interview
February 4, 2013
If Mahatma Gandhi returned and was democratically elected as president of the Palestinian Authority, it would not matter.Why I Like Naftali Bennett
January 17, 2013
Historical Examples of mahatma
But not many people have met a Mahatma, at least to their knowledge.
For aught I know Jorsen may be a Mahatma, but he does not in the least look the part.
But whether he is what is called a Mahatma I am sure I do not know.
It is only poor things such as you and I, Mahatma, which must suffer.
Now, Mahatma, you will understand what a bloodthirsty brute he is.
noun (sometimes capital)
Word Origin for mahatma
1884, literally "great-souled," from Sanskrit mahatman, from maha "great," from PIE root *meg- "great" (see magnate) + atman, "soul, principle of life," properly "breath" (see atman). In esoteric Buddhism, "a person of supernatural powers." In common use, as a title, a mark of love and respect. Said to have been applied to Gandhi (1869-1948) in 1915 by poet Rabrindranath Tagore.