om ओम्

Definition: ind. (Buddhists place om-at the beginning of their vidyā ṣaḍakṣarī-or mystical formulary in six syllables [viz. om maṇi padme hūṃ-];according to om-may be used in the following senses: praṇave-, ārambhe-, svīkāre-, anumatau-, apākṛtau-, asvīkāre-, maṅgale-, śubhe-, jñeye-, brahmaṇi-;with preceding a-or ā-,the o-of om-does not form vṛddhi-(au-),but guṇa-(o-) )