What does Mahatma mean?

Definitions for Mahatma
məˈhɑt mə, -ˈhæt-Ma·hat·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mahatma(noun)

    (Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage

GCIDE

  1. Mahatma(n.)

    One of a class of sages, or

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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."

Etymology and Origins

  1. Mahatma

    A Hindoo term for a Buddhist gifted with what appear to be supernatural powers, as the result of the very highest intellectual development.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Mahatma in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Mahatma Gandi was what wives wish their husbands were: thin, tan and moral.

  2. B. J. Gupta:

    Mahatma is one whose soul doesn't rest in peace while there are tears even in a single eye.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Standing or sitting beside the statue of Mahatma Buddha and taking own picture along with it or selfie does not help anyway a person to project oneself a gentleman.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    It's more advisable and better off to live for others than to live for oneself or yourself. Yes! because a selfish person is easily forgotten after his or her demise. Whereas, the world do remember and celebrate the generous person(s) perpetually e.g. John D. Rockefeller/Andrew Carnegie/George Soros/Oprah Winfrey/Warren Buffett/Martin Luther King Jnr./Mother Theresa/Mahatma Gandhi/Nelson Mandela/Chinua Achebe among others. Thus, endeavour to live for others throughout your lifetime. For, it really pays eventually.

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