soma, haoma, Sarcostemma acidum(noun)
leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink
personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh(noun)
alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
The soma juice, capitalized usually when mentioned in personified, deified form.
used in India.
Origin: From सोम.
the whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, the body.]
Soma, or Haoma, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sauma-, was a Vedic ritual drink of importance among the early Indo-Iranians, and the subsequent Vedic and greater Persian cultures. It is frequently mentioned in the Rigveda, whose Soma Mandala contains 114 hymns, many praising its energizing qualities. In the Avesta, Haoma has the entire Yašt 20 and Yasna 9-11 dedicated to it. It is described as being prepared by extracting juice from the stalks of a certain plant. In both Vedic and Zoroastrian tradition, the name of the drink and the plant are the same, and the three forming a religious or mythological unity. The Rigveda calls the plant "God for Gods" seemingly giving him precedence above Indra and the other Gods There has been much speculation concerning what is most likely to have been the identity of the original plant. There is no solid consensus on the question, although some Western experts outside the Vedic and Avestan religious traditions now seem to favour a species of Ephedra, perhaps Ephedra sinica.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sō′ma, n. a certain plant, most prob. of the milkweed family, and its juice used for the preparation of an intoxicating drink—personified and worshipped, esp. in connection with the god Indra, the Jupiter pluvius of the Vedic pantheon. [Sans. soma (Zend haoma, juice)—root su (cf. Gr. ὕω), to press out, distil, extract.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the intoxicating juice of a plant offered in libation to a Hindu god, especially to Indra (q. v.), to strengthen him in his war with the demons, and identified with the invigorating and inspiring principle in nature which manifests itself at once in the valour of the soldier and the inspiration of the poet; as a god Soma is the counterpart of Agni (q. v.).
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The numerical value of SOMA in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of SOMA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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