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mahatma (muh-HAT-muh) noun
1. In India and Tibet, one of a class of persons venerated for great knowledge and love of humanity.
2. Mahatma. Used as a title of respect for a person renowned for spirituality and high-mindedness.
[Sanskrit mahatma : maha-, great. See meg-. + atma, life, spirit.]
"How could our 'mahatma of mulch' Ketzel Levine excite such emotion."
"On 9 January, 1915, ... Gandhi landed in Bombay... Soon after..in a
published letter, the poet Rabindranath Tagore conferred on him the
title of 'Mahatma', of which the literal meaning is 'great soul'.
This week's theme: Loanwords from Hindi and Sanskrit
X-BonusDo not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau
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