O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awm]
    • /ɔm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awm]
    • /ɔm/

Definitions of om word

  • noun om a mantric word thought to be a complete expression of Brahman and interpreted as having three sounds representing Brahma or creation, Vishnu or preservation, and Siva or destruction, or as consisting of the same three sounds, representing waking, dreams, and deep sleep, along with the following silence, which is fulfillment. 1
  • noun om A mystic syllable, considered the most sacred mantra. It appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts. 1
  • noun om Buddhist mantra 1
  • noun Definition of om in Technology (networking)   The country code for Oman. 1
  • abbreviation OM Oman 0
  • noun om a sacred syllable typifying the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, who are concerned in the threefold operation of integration, maintenance, and disintegration 0

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Origin of om

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1780-90

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Om


om popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

om usage trend in Literature

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