anatman

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Etymology[edit]

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

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anatman (uncountable)

  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.
  2. (Hinduism) That which is other than the atman (self), such as the body.

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Noun[edit]

anatman m (uncountable)

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