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Nām (Hindī, Pañjābī, ‘name’). Name of God. For Hindus and Sikhs, God's name is a formula (mantra) encapsulating divine reality. Through meditation (nām simaran), this takes root in the devotee.

Beyond the devotional, the sense of Nām takes on for Sikhs a profound theological importance. It is the means of God's self-manifestation.


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Nam informal name for Vietnam in the context of the Vietnam War.

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