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ˈsoʊ mə; -mə təso·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soma, haoma, Sarcostemma acidumnoun

    leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink

  2. Somanoun

    personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual

  3. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshnoun

    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"


  1. Somanoun

    The soma juice, capitalized usually when mentioned in personified, deified form.

  2. Somanoun

    used in India.

  3. Etymology: From सोम.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somanoun

    the whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, the body.]


  1. Soma

    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

  1. Soma

    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

  1. Soma

    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.).


  1. Soma

    Soma makes high-design, sustainable water filters that are delivered via subscription. Soma’s glass carafe houses a 100% biodegradable filter, which is composed of charred Malaysian coconut shells, silk, and plant-based plastic. To ensure that the water stays fresh, replacement filters are delivered via subscription. Additionally, through Soma’s partnership with charity: water, a portion of every filter sold donates clean water to someone in need.In December 2012, Soma raised $100,000 in 9 days on Kickstarter, reaching an eventual total of $147,000 by campaign’s end. Fast Company named Soma the “#1 design story of 2012” and Inc. Magazine called Soma one of “the most audacious companies of 2013.”

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. soma

    A Japan junk of burden.

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  1. moas, MOAS

  2. Amos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soma in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of soma in a Sentence

  1. Mike Leath:

    In the past ten years,we've seen an increase in opiates overall. Let's turn the calendar back a few years. We used to have these pill mills. Matter of fact, they were so prevalent a cocktail or a combination of three drugs, Xanax, hydrocodone, and Soma was actually dubbed The Houston Cocktail.

  2. The SFO:

    The SFO confirmed today that it has opened a criminal investigation into SOMA Oil & Gas ... in relation to allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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  • Juergen Lehmann
    Juergen Lehmann
    Soma in RV 8.48.3 was the intoxicating "world-realising" a.s.o. juice. In RV 8.48.1 it is clearly identified as honey (madhu), this verse is practically never mentioned when citing 8.48.3 as said to be identified rigvedic soma. The rigvedic gods were honey-gods, of golden colour, and the "honey-plant" was really harvested from a rock or tree. But it was never a green plant or a stone itself, which could pressed out with simple hands to yield copious amount of juice, turning the hand of the pressers golden yellow, during rigvedic times. See: rigvedischersoma.de. Even today internet shows us honey hunters of Nepal "hunting" big combs in the rocks. And venturing only a spoon-full of the intoxicating, high-making, hallucinogenic juice, they know from which plants the nectar had come. The juice is the nectar from Rhododentron and other "highmaking plant nectars", even from dangerous juices. Knowbody at that time did know as we do today. In my view all is nonsense today as hallucinogene said to have its origin in rigvedic times. 
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