om

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noun

: a mantra consisting of the sound \ˈōm\ and used in contemplation of ultimate reality

OM

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abbreviation

order of merit

Examples of om in a Sentence

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Josh Williams gained 121 om 10 carries and two touchdowns. al, 1 Sep. 2023 The hamsa, the eye, and the om, the most powerful protection symbols. Vulture, 18 Mar. 2022 The considerable frozen section is a go-to for hard-to-source items like jute leaves, cha-om leaf shoots and krachai, a wild ginger root used in many Thai dishes. Lauren McDowell, Chron, 17 Aug. 2022 Future Islands was originally formed in 2006 and consists of Herring on vocals, Gerrit Welmers om keyboard and programming, William Cashion on bass and guitars, and Michael Lowry on drums. Joe Otterson, Variety, 30 June 2022 These days Baby Archie could get his om on at an even earlier age, thanks to the proliferation of baby-and-me studios like Love Child in New York. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 May 2019 Nothing like a few sun salutations and oms to start the day. David Gelles, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2018 Get your om on in the Yoga Room, which offers free loaner mats and cleansing wipes, also in 3 (access is free). Elaine Glusac, New York Times, 1 Sep. 2016 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Sanskrit

First Known Use

Noun

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of om was in 1788

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“Om.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/om. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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