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Gender Masculine
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Scripts महात्मा(Hindi)
Pronounced Pron. mə-HAT-mə(English)
mə-HAHT-mə(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and आत्मन् (atman) meaning "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).

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