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haoma

[hou-muh]
noun
  1. a leafless vine, Sarcostemma acidum, of eastern India, yielding a sour, milky juice.
  2. 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.
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Origin of haoma

1885–90; < Avestan; cognate with soma2
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Examples from the Web for haoma

Historical Examples

  • Praise to thee, Haoma; thou knowest the words which are spoken with truth.

    The History of Antiquity

    Max Duncker

  • Praise to thee, Haoma, who by thine own power art a mighty king.

  • The chief features of the fire cult and of the Soma or Haoma sacrifice appear in both.

  • The observances connected with the Persian worship of the Haoma plant will be dealt with in a later chapter.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

  • This Haoma, the sacred Vine of the Zoroastrians, produces the primal drink of immortality after which it is named.