What does Mahatma mean?

Definitions for Mahatmaməˈhɑt mə, -ˈhæt-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mahatma(noun)

    (Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage


  1. Mahatma(n.)

    One of a class of sages, or

  2. Origin: [Skr. mahtman, lit., great-souled, wise.]


  1. mahatma(Noun)

    An epithet granted in India and Tibet to people thought to have great knowledge and love of humanity

  2. Origin: From Sanskrit, महात्मा (mahātman) महा (mahā) + आत्मन (ātman) meaning great spirit


  1. Mahātmā

    Mahatma is Sanskrit for "Great Soul". It is similar in usage to the modern Christian term saint. This epithet is commonly applied to prominent people like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Lalon Shah and Jyotirao Phule. Rabindranath Tagore is said to have accorded, or popularized, this title for Gandhi.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mahatma

    ma-hat′ma, n. one skilled in mysteries or religious secrets: an adept. [Sans., 'high-souled.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mahatma

    one who, according to the Theosophists, has passed through the complete cycle of incarnation, has thereby attained perfection of being, and acquired the rank of high priesthood and miraculous powers in the spirit world, one, it would seem, of "the spirits of just men made perfect."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mahatma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mahatma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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