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 óm [ om ]

ind. ( √ av cf. Uṇ. i, 141

ind. ( √ av, Uṇ. i, 141; originally oṃ = āṃ, which may be derived from ā, BRD. ), a word of solemn affirmation and respectful assent, sometimes translated by ' yes, verily, so be it ' ( and in this sense compared with Amen; it is placed at the commencement of most Hindū works, and as a sacred exclamation may be uttered [ but not so as to be heard by ears profane ] at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or previously to any prayer; it is also regarded as a particle of auspicious salutation [ Hail ! ]; om appears first in the Upaniṣads as a mystic monosyllable, and is there set forth as the object of profound religious meditation, the highest spiritual efficacy being attributed not only to the whole word but also to the three sounds a, u, m, of which it consists; in later times om is the mystic name for the Hindū triad, and represents the union of the three gods, viz. a ( Viṣṇu ), u ( Śiva ), m ( Brahmā ); it may also be typical of the three Vedas; om is usually called praṇava, more rarely akṣara, or ekākṣara, and only in later times oṃkāra ) VS. ŚBr. ChUp. etc.

( Buddhists place om at the beginning of their vidyā ṣaḍakṣarī or mystical formulary in six syllables [ viz. om maṇi padme hūṃ ]; according to cf. T. om may be used in the following senses: praṇave, ārambhe, svīkāre, anumatau, apâkṛtau , asvīkāre, maṅgale, śubhe, jñeye, brahmaṇi; with preceding a or ā, the o of om does not form Vṛddhi ( au ), but Guṇa ( o ), Pāṇ. vi, 1, 95. ).

óṃ-kāra [ oMkAra ]

( oṃ-k° ), m. the sacred and mystical syllable om, the exclamation om, pronouncing the syllable om, Mn. ii, 75; 81, Kathās. Bhag. etc., ( cf. vijayoṃkāra, kṛtoṃkāra )

a beginning, prosperous or auspicious beginning of ( e.g. a science ), Bālar

N. of a Liṅga

( ā ), f. a Buddhist Śakti or female personification of divine energy, L.

-grantha m., N. of a work of Nārāyaṇa

-tīrtha n., N. of a Tīrtha

-pīṭha n., N. of a place

-bhaṭṭa, as, m., N. of a man.

óṃ-kārīya [ oMkArIya ]

Nom. P. oṃkārīyati, to be an Oṃkāra ( ? ), Comm. on Pāṇ. vi, 1, 95.

óṃ-kṛta [ oMkRta ]

mfn. having an uttered om

accompanied by om.