- the body of an organism as contrasted with its germ cells.
Origin of soma1
Origin of soma2
- a brand of carisoprodol.
- a variant of -some3, used especially in the formation of names of zoological genera: Schistosoma.
Origin of -soma
Examples from the Web for soma
Yusuf Yerkel, an advisor to Erdogan, was caught on camera as he kicked a demonstrator in Soma.After 100s of Miners Die, Turkey’s Prime Minister Says “This Happens”
May 15, 2014
In a turn that vindicates Aldous Huxley, one in ten Americans ingests their daily Soma supplement in the form of antidepressants.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life
January 1, 2014
Oil and cash will come and go but what is Soma leaving behind other than unlimited exploration?Somalia on the Brink
August 17, 2013
But of old Soma was drunk as mead was drunk by the Scandinavians, before and after battle.Storyology
The pressing-stones by means of which Soma is crushed typify thunderbolts.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
That was a pain Soma would not shield him from, the pain of failure.
He pictured the Soma cascading through his body, and the pain receded.
In the Veda we are told that the suppliants "squeeze the soma with stones."The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
- the body of an organism, esp an animal, as distinct from the germ cells
- an intoxicating plant juice drink used in Vedic rituals
Word Origin and History for soma
name of an intoxicant used in ancient Vedic ritual, prepared from the juice of some East Indian plant, 1785, from Sanskrit soma, from PIE *seu- "juice," from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). In "Brave New World" (1932), the name of a state-dispensed narcotic producing euphoria and hallucination.
- The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.
- The axial part of a body, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
- The body of a person as contrasted with the mind or psyche.
- cell body