Main meanings of om in English

: om1OM2

om1

noun

  • A mystic syllable, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. It appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts.

    ‘Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily.’
    • ‘Having seen some discussions here and in some other BBs I realize that Om has a very important and beautiful significance.’

Pronunciation

om

/ɒm/ /əʊm/

Origin

Sanskrit, sometimes regarded as three sounds, a-u-m, symbolic of the three major Hindu deities.

Main meanings of OM in English

: om1OM2

OM2

abbreviation

  • (in the UK) Order of Merit.