anatman

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Etymology[edit]

Negation prefixed to atman, from Sanskrit आत्म‍ ‎(Ātmā, wind, breath, soul), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Old English ǣþm ‎(breath)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑn ˈɑːtman/

Noun[edit]

anatman ‎(plural anatmans)

  1. (Buddhism) The doctrine that there is no transcendental ego or soul; that the perceived true self is an illusion. Corresponds to the Hinayana or Theravada Buddhist doctrine of anattā.

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Noun[edit]

anatman m (uncountable)

  1. (Buddhism) anatman (doctrine that there is no transcendental ego or soul)