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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mahatma mean? 

MAHATMA (noun)
  The noun MAHATMA has 1 sense:

1. (Hinduism) term of respect for a Brahmin sage

  Familiarity information: MAHATMA used as a noun is very rare.

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MAHATMA (noun)

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(Hinduism) term of respect for a Brahmin sage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("mahatma" is a kind of...):

sage (a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom)

Domain category:

Hindooism; Hinduism (a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils)

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