atman

play
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


Learn More about atman


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up atman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!