Soma

Soma
   In Hindu myth an intoxicating liquor consumed by the Vedic priests in order to induce a state of ecstasy. Agni, the divine fire, was the spirit of Soma, and the effect of pouring libations on the altar fires was to enable the god to combat the forces of darkness and to maintain the order of light. In some versions Soma is an actual being, but this is a later variation similar to that by which Kvasir came into being in order to explain the origin of the Nordic Kvas. Eventually Soma became identified with the water of life, and as such linked with the moon. It is identical with the Haoma of the Zoroastrian faith. Amrita of the Churning of the Ocean may be an earlier name for Soma.

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  • soma — soma …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Soma — (Sanskrit: ), or Haoma (Avestan), from Proto Indo Iranian * sauma , was a ritual drink of importance among the early Indo Iranians, and the later Vedic and greater Persian cultures. It is frequently mentioned in the Rigveda, which contains many… …   Wikipedia

  • SOMA — (von griechisch σῶμα soma „Körper“) bezeichnet in Biologie und Medizin: den Körper einer Zelle, siehe Soma (Zellbiologie) Körperzellen, die nicht zu den Keimzellen zählen, siehe Somatische Zelle den Leib oder Körper des Menschen im Gegensatz zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soma — puede significar: En biología: soma: planta psicotrópica de India. soma: droga fantástica consumida por los personajes de la novela Un mundo feliz, de Aldous Huxley. soma: el cuerpo de una neurona. soma: totalidad de la materia corporal de un… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Soma — bezeichnet: in Biologie und Medizin (hier von griechisch σῶμα soma „Körper“): Soma (Zellbiologie), den Körper einer Zelle Somazellen, Körperzellen, die nicht zu den Keimzellen zählen; siehe Somatische Zelle den Leib oder Körper des Menschen im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soma — [ sɔma ] n. m. • 1892; gr. sôma « corps » ♦ Biol. 1 ♦ L ensemble des lignées cellulaires non sexuelles de l organisme (opposé à germen ). ⇒aussi hérédité. 2 ♦ Corps cellulaire du neurone. ● soma …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SOMA — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sōma — shi 相馬市 Geographische Lage in Japan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soma —    Soma was a divine, intoxicating drink favored by INDRA, king of the gods, according to the Vedas. It was made from a celestial plant taken to Earth by an eagle and was said to confer immortality on gods and humans. BRAHMIN priests in Vedic… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • soma (1) — {{hw}}{{soma (1)}{{/hw}}s. f. 1 Carico posto sulla groppa di un quadrupede | Bestia da –s, atta al trasporto di carichi; (fig.) chi si sottopone a un lavoro eccessivo e sfibrante. 2 (fig., lett.) Onere morale. 3 (fig., lett.) Oppressione, spec.… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • şoma — ŞOMÁ, şomez, vb. I. intranz. A nu avea, a nu găsi de lucru; a fi şomer. – Din fr. chômer. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  şomá vb., ind. prez. 1 sg. şoméz, 3 sg. şi …   Dicționar Român

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