American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. In India and Tibet, one of a class of persons venerated for great knowledge and love of humanity.
- n. Hinduism Used as a title of respect for a person renowned for spirituality and high-mindedness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An adept in Brahmanism: a name recently applied by “theosophists” to certain imaginary beings, of preternatural powers, asserted to exist in or near India. No beings so named and endowed have any ancient recognition in Indian literature.
- n. An alleged adept in Brahmanism: a name applied by modern European and A merican theosophists to certain imaginary persons who have acquired, by ascetic or ‘astral’ means, preternatural powers, and are asserted to exist in or near India. The term so used is modern and is due to European manipulation. No beings so named and endowed have any ancient recognition in Indian literature.
- n. An epithet granted in India and Tibet to people thought to have great knowledge and love of humanity
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Theosophy) One of a class of sages, or “adepts,” reputed to have knowledge and powers of a higher order than those of ordinary men.
- n. (Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage
- From Sanskrit, महात्मा (mahātman) महा (mahā) + आत्मन (ātman) meaning great spirit (Wiktionary)
- Sanskrit mahātmā : mahā-, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + ātmā, life, spirit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Certain subjects, like Gandhi, who is often referred to as mahatma, or great soul, are particularly guarded.”
“Behold the "mahatma" that supported the British in World War”
“Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the mahatma — Sanskrit for “great soul” — was a Gujarati, born in Porbandar, on the Arabian Sea, in 1869.”
“To do this, says the mahatma, I have merely to separate your astral forms from your bodies; then to return them, each into the others 'corporosity.”
“The mahatma of the title, is helping Jack and Charley learn about their prospective brides (each is courting the other's sister) by offering to "tear your astral form from its sublunary habitation and send it gasping through the empyrean.”
“But we should still be grateful for where we are in the journey and for the man who began it all, the mahatma of the 19th century who has been some what obscured by time – Mahatma Jyotiba Phule.”
“The old mahatma was not easy for Chiang to convince.”
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“Emotionally compelled, Nehru grew close to the mahatma, and became engaged in the cause.”
“* Indira Gandhi, Nehru's only daughter, was briefly married to Feroze Gandhi—no relation to the mahatma.”
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