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See also: ক্ত
U+0950, ॐ
DEVANAGARI OM

[U+094F]
Devanagari ◌॑
[U+0951]

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Sanskrit combination of characters (a) + (u) + (̃) in cursive.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

(omm (Urdu spelling اوم‎)

  1. om, aum
  2. omkara (correct name for written sign)
  3. the sacred syllable and mantra in Hinduism and Buddhism

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A combination of characters (a) + (u) + () in cursive. Further etymology disputed.

  • A. Parpola proposes borrowing 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]

Particle[edit]

(oṃ)

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

Descendants[edit]

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