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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.
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Also Aum [ohm] /oʊm/ .
Origin of Om
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1780–90
Other definitions for Om (2 of 3)
Other definitions for Om (3 of 3)
Order of Merit.
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How to use Om in a sentence
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The next was Om-pah, (the elk;) on his head the raven was seen, who flies above the storm, and he failed.
On a smooth wall of rock “Om mani padme hum” is hewn in characters a yard high.
Then six slabs were placed in a row to spell out the sacred formula, “Om mani padme hum.”
Once more I turned to Tso-mavang and called out a loud prolonged “Om a hum.”
On all the roads we ride daily past wall-like stone cists covered with slabs, on which the formula “Om mani padme hum” is carved.
British Dictionary definitions for Om (1 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for Om (2 of 4)
/ (əʊm) /
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 for Om
British Dictionary definitions for Om (3 of 4)
Order of Merit (a Brit title)
currency (the former) Ostmark
British Dictionary definitions for Om (4 of 4)
Oman (international car registration)
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