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U+0950, ॐ
DEVANAGARI OM

[U+094F]
Devanagari ◌॑
[U+0951]

🕉 U+1F549, 🕉
OM SYMBOL
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[U+1F548]
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[U+1F54A]

Translingual[edit]

Design[edit]

A ligature of the letters and , with the diacritic .

Symbol[edit]

  1. om or aum: the sacred syllable and mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism

Hindi[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit (oṃ)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /oːm/, [õːm]

Interjection[edit]

(om) (Urdu spellingاوم⁩)

  1. the sacred syllable and mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism

Noun[edit]

(omm (Urdu spellingاوم⁩)

  1. om; aum

Declension[edit]

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymology disputed.

  • A. Parpola proposes borrowing from Dravidian, ultimately from Proto-Dravidian *ām (let it be so, it is so, yes), a contraction of *ākum, cognate with Tamil ஆம் (ām, yes).
  • M. Blumfield proposes derivation from Proto-Indo-European *au (introductory particle) via *ō >* ōṃ > ōm, cognate with Ancient Greek αὖ ().
  • The Upaniṣads propose multiple Sanskrit etymologies, including: from आम् (ām, yes); from एवम् (evam, that, thus, yes); and from आप् (āp, to attain) or अव् (av, to urge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(oṃ)

  1. the sacred syllable and mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism: om, aum

Descendants[edit]

  • Bengali: ওঁ (ō̃)
  • Burmese: ဥုံ
  • Chinese: (ǎn)
  • English: om
  • Hindi: (om)
  • Japanese: (on)
  • Malayalam: ഓം (ōṁ)
  • Kannada: ಓಂ (ōṃ)
  • Tamil:
  • Telugu: ఓం (ōṁ)
  • Thai: โอม (oom)
  • Tibetan: ཨོཾ (oṃ)
  • Sundanese: ᮃᮅᮙ᮪ (aum)
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