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also Aum  (ōm)
n. Hinduism & Buddhism
The supreme and most sacred syllable, consisting in Sanskrit of the three sounds (a), (u), and (m), representing various fundamental triads and believed to be the spoken essence of the universe. It is uttered as a mantra and in affirmations and blessings.

[Sanskrit om, aum.]
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the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Oman


(Hinduism) Hinduism a sacred syllable typifying the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, who are concerned in the threefold operation of integration, maintenance, and disintegration
[from Sanskrit]


abbreviation for
1. (in Britain)Order of Merit
2. (Automotive Engineering) Oman (international car registration)
symbol for
(Currencies) currency (the former) Ostmark
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a sacred syllable used as a mantra in Hinduism and Buddhism.
[1780–90; < Skt]


Order of Merit.
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or aum The symbol of Hinduism and of Hindu dharma. It represents the divine reality of the universe and is the first sound which began creation. By chanting “om,” Hindus identify themselves as part of the whole of creation.
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We're goin' 'ome, we're goin' 'ome - Our ship is at the shore, An' you mus' pack your 'aversack, For we won't come back no more.
very well that evere persun must luk furst at ome, and sartenly such
"He's only in of a Sunday and I like to 'ave something special for him, so as he shall miss his 'ome when he's out at work."
"That's the only time we know about," the clerk admitted; "and it couldn't be brought 'ome, or his precious pal would have got more than he did.
Even when he put up the low-down job of robbing his old 'ome, it's believed he hadn't the
"I think Phil will fit into our 'appy little 'ome very well."
It belongs to my girl Sally, as was married only this time twelvemonth, which her husband is steward aboard a Union boat, and what he'd say if he come 'ome and found her without her ring is more than I can think, he being short enough at the best o' times, but more especially when he has the drink.
"I thought it out as I was walking 'ome, and in bed.
He drew it out, and recognized the letter which he had picked up in the sitting-room s ome hours since.
It was main dry work, an' I don't so well remember 'ow I got 'ome."
There's some of them thinks that when 'e was up among those monsters you wrote about, it was just `'Ome, Sweet 'Ome' for the master, and 'e was never in fitter company.