[ awm ]
/ ɔm /
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
Definition for Om (2 of 3)
Definition for Om (3 of 3)
Order of Merit.
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British Dictionary definitions for Om (1 of 4)
the internet domain name for
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)
Oman (international car registration)
British Dictionary definitions for Om (4 of 4)
Order of Merit (a Brit title)
currency (the former) Ostmark
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Medical definitions for Om
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