Definition of mahatma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//məˈhætmə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈhætmə//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈhɑːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːt//
    Religious people
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  1. 1 a holy person in S Asia who is respected by many people See related entries: Religious people
  2. 2the Mahatma Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian spiritual leader who opposed British rule in India
  3. Word Originfrom Sanskrit mahātman, from mahā ‘great’ + ātman ‘soul’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mahatma