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ma·hat·ma / məˈhätmə; -ˈhatmə/ • n. (in the Indian subcontinent) a person regarded with reverence or loving respect; a holy person or sage. ∎  (the Mahatma) Mahatma Gandhi. ∎  (in some forms of theosophy) a person in India or Tibet said to have supernatural powers. ORIGIN: from Sanskrit mahātman, from mahā ‘great’ + ātman ‘soul.’

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Mahatma (Sanskrit, ‘Great Soul’) Person of special holiness. The term is used by Hindus, but has no specific place in organized Hindu religion. The most famous ‘Mahatma’ of modern times was Mohandas K. Gandhi.

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mahatma (məhăt´mə, –hät´–) [Sanskrit,=great-souled], honorific title used in India among Hindus for a person of superior holiness. Mohandas Gandhi is the best-known figure to whom the title was applied.

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mahatma in Buddhism, one possessing preternatural powers. XIX. — Skr. mahātman-, f. mahā- great + ātmán- soul.

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