Definitions

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  • n. A sacred, mystical syllable used in prayer and meditation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A combination of letters invested with peculiar sanctity both in the Hindu religions and in Buddhism.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit . (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stefanie – everytime I read your comment, I read ‘nominees’ as a lol-cat nommy-ness, as in om nom nom.

    Thinking Of You « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The monuments at risk include the tomb of Baji Rao, the last great pre-British ruler of India, who died in 1740, and the Mandhata Temple, a sacred Hindu site on an island -- said to be shaped like the sacred mantra "om" -- at a fork in the river.

    Dam Shame

  • The AP reports that Rajan Zed of Reno, Nev., began by saying "om" to represent the universe and then read passages in Sanskrit and English from he Rig-Veda and Bhagavad-Gita.

    Colorado Senate Opens With Hinud Prayer for First Time [Corrected]

  • He believed in telepathy, loving your enemy, and saying "om" to defuse bad vibes.

    Sex, Drugs, and Soybeans

  • I myself have socks with cows, with giraffes, with monkeys, with cats, with ice cream cones, with flowers, and with people doing yoga those socks have the word "om" on them as well!

    One Bright Star (1B*) Reignited

  • The people of India DID give mystic meanings to the phonemes /letters of the alphabet, e.g. the "om" of chanting, which is "o".

    languagehat.com: CHINESE 'JEW.'

  • The thought of six highly trained scientists squatting around muttering "om" while thinking positive thoughts about Barnard's Star strikes most of us as more than marginally ludicrous.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • The thought of six highly trained scientists squatting around muttering "om" while thinking posi'tive thoughts about Barnard's Star strikes most of us as more than marginally ludicrous.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • Yankees breck right in en stole 'em smack 'way f'om' er.

    The Voice of the People

  • Dat roams f'om 'er eyes tel it p'ints to' er toes,

    Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles

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  • Old man, opposite of XLY

    August 20, 2009