noun \mə-ˈhät-mə, -ˈhat-\

: a person who is respected for being good, wise, and holy

Full Definition of MAHATMA

:  a person to be revered for high-mindedness, wisdom, and selflessness
:  a person of great prestige in a field of endeavor

Origin of MAHATMA

Sanskrit mahātman, from mahātman great-souled, from mahat + ātman soul — more at atman
First Known Use: 1923


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