haoma

[hou-muh]
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noun

a leafless vine, Sarcostemma acidum, of eastern India, yielding a sour, milky juice.
Also homa. Zoroastrianism.
  1. a sacramental drink prepared with the juice of the haoma plant, milk, and water.
  2. (initial capital letter)a god personifying this sacred drink.

Nearby words

  1. hanukkah,
  2. hanuman,
  3. hanyang,
  4. hao,
  5. haole,
  6. haora,
  7. haori,
  8. hap,
  9. hapa,
  10. hapai

Origin of haoma

1885–90; < Avestan; cognate with soma2

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