haoma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haoma leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n haoma Same as homa and soma.
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Usage

In literature:

Among the Parsees the priest eats the bread and drinks the haoma, or juice of a plant, considered to be both a plant and a god.
"The Profits of Religion" by Upton Sinclair
At the ninth chapter of the book, the rhythmical chanting of the praises of Haoma is begun.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
I praise the Haoma, health-bringing, golden, with moist stalks.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
The chief features of the fire cult and of the Soma or Haoma sacrifice appear in both.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
In the Avesta the god Haoma says, Vivanghana was the first who crushed out the juice of the Haoma.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Haoma, the ambrosial god, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
In the Zend version the drink soma is spelled haoma.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
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