Main definitions of om in English

: om1OM2

om1

Pronunciation /ɒm//əʊm/

noun

  • A mystic syllable, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. It appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts.

    • ‘Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily.’
    • ‘Having seen some discussions here and in some other BBs I realize that Om has a very important and beautiful significance.’

Origin

Sanskrit, sometimes regarded as three sounds, a-u-m, symbolic of the three major Hindu deities.

Pronunciation

om

/ɒm//əʊm/

Main definitions of om in English

: om1OM2

OM2

  • (in the UK) Order of Merit.