atman

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noun, often capitalized at·man \ˈät-mən, -ˌmän\

Definition of atman

  1. 1 Hinduism :  the innermost essence of each individual

  2. 2 Hinduism :  the supreme universal self :  brahma 2

Origin and Etymology of atman

Sanskrit ātman, literally, breath, soul; akin to Old English ǣthm breath


First Known Use: 1785


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