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mahatma

ma·hat·ma

mahatma

 
 
pronunciation:
m hat m [or] m haet m
part of speech: noun
definition: (sometimes cap.) in Buddhism and theosophy, any of a class of persons revered for their wisdom and love of humanity.
Many regard him as a mahatma and treat his words almost as divine utterances.
derivation: mahatmaism (n.)