noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of mahatma
Definition for mahatma (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for mahatma
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|Nico Hines|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
South Africa, not India, was the crucible in which the Mahatma was forged.
First film recording of Mahatma Gandhi, 1931, is now available on YouTube.
If Mahatma Gandhi returned and was democratically elected as president of the Palestinian Authority, it would not matter.
Dear fellow journalists, Enough with the Mahatma Obama shtick already.An Open Letter to Journalists: President Obama Is A Politician|Andrew Romano|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A new personification came and assisted the deceased relationhe was nothing less than a Mahatma from India!Metapsychical Phenomena|J. Maxwell
To it a Mahatma is a kind of spiritual Mrs. Harris, giving an address in Thibet at which no letters are delivered.The Mahatma and the Hare|H. Rider Haggard
Mahatma Gandhiji's Charkha has caused much laughter before the officials.India for Indians|C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
A heavy monster splashed somewhere beneath us and the Mahatma raised the lantern to peer into our faces.
I confess that it thrilled me, for I did not care to think of the Mahatma's death, having come rather to like the man.
British Dictionary definitions for mahatma (1 of 2)
noun (sometimes capital)
Word Origin for mahatma
British Dictionary definitions for mahatma (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History 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.