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om definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Sanskrit Date: 1788 a mantra consisting of the sound ??m and used in contemplation of ultimate reality

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abbreviation order of merit

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geographical name river 450 miles (724 kilometers) SW Russia in Asia flowing into the Irtysh

Britannica Concise

In Hinduism and other Indian religions, a sacred syllable considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m (in the Sanskrit language, the vowels a and u join to become o), which represent three important triads: earth, atmosphere, and heaven; the major Hindu gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva; and the sacred Vedic scriptures, Rig, Yajur, and Sama (see Vedic religion). Thus om mystically embodies the essence of the universe. It is uttered at the beginning and end of Hindu prayers, chants, and meditation and is also freely used in Buddhist and Jain rituals.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

abbr. (in the UK) Order of Merit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Om Om, interj. & n. [Also Aum, Um.] [Skr. [=o]m.] A mystic syllable or ejaculation used by Hindus and Buddhists in religious rites, -- orig. among the Hindus an exclamation of assent, like Amen, then an invocation, and later a symbol of the trinity formed by Vishnu, Siva, and Brahma. Om mani padme hun, a sacred formula of buddhism (esp. of the Lamaists) translated ``O, the Jewel in the Lotus, Amen,'' and referring to Amitabha, who is commonly represented as standing or sitting within a lotus.

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