Definition of Haoma

1. Noun. Leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink.

Exact synonyms: Sarcostemma Acidum, Soma
Generic synonyms: Vine
Group relationships: Genus Sarcostemma, Sarcostemma



Definition of Haoma

1. Noun. (Zoroastrianism) haoma Haoma plant personified as a deity, usually capitalized when referred to as such. ¹

2. Noun. (Zoroastrianism) Name of a plant and corresponding personified divinity that is sacred in Zoroastrian culture and in later Persian culture and mythology. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haoma

1. a drink used in Zoroastrian ritual [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haoma

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hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
hantaviruses
hanted
hanting
hantle
hantles
hants
hanukkiah
hanukkiahs
hanuman
hanumans
hao
haole
haoles
haoma (current term)
haomas
haor
haors
hap
hap'orth
hap-harlot
hap-harlots
hapa
hapalindole
hapalindoles
hapalonychia
hapantotype
hapas
hapax

Literary usage of Haoma

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1. The Ruling Races of Prehistoric Times in India, Southwestern Asia, and by James Francis Katherinus Hewitt (1894)
"haoma is the last of the victorious demi-gods whose deeds are celebrated in the Horn Yast, and he is the great god who destroyed the usurper ..."

2. Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India by John Muir (1874)
"haoma is here called ' remover of heat, or sickness,' and in the same way Soma is said in ... haoma desires that he himself shall he prepared for sacrifice. ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1896)
"At the ninth chapter of the book, the rhythmical chanting of the praises of haoma is begun. This deified being, a personification of the consecrated drink, ..."

4. His Star in the East: A Study in the Early Aryan Religions by Leighton Parks (1887)
"I praise the lofty mountains where thou, 0 haoma, growest. Manifestly thou art the seat of purity; increase thou my speech. ..."

5. The Warner Library by Charles Dudley Warner, Harry Morgan Ayres, John William Cunliffe, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1917)
"Among these, as is learned from haoma, one was King Yima, ... For two chapters more, haoma is extolled. Then follows the Avestan Creed (Yasna 12;, ..."

6. The Home and Foreign Review (1864)
"... former writings on the Iranian deities, haoma, Mithra, and Anahita. 6. The existing Zend manuscripts are none of them older than the fourteenth century; ..."

7. The History of Antiquity by Max Duncker (1881)
"To the horsemen, who spur their horses, haoma gives power and strength; to the maidens ... Praise to thee, haoma, who by thine own power art a mighty king. ..."

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