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hom

(hɒm) ,

homa

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haoma

n
1. (Plants) a sacred plant of the Parsees and ancient Persians
2. (Plants) a drink made from this plant
[from Persian, from Avestan haoma]
References in classic literature ?
Example: The selfishness of Achilles, as remarked by the poet Homer, occasioned a thousand woes to the Greeks--muri Achaiois alge etheke--(Hom. Il.
If we ever get back to Ithaca, we can build a fine temple to the sun-god and enrich it with every kind of ornament; if, however, he is determined to sink our ship out of revenge for these homed cattle, and the other gods are of the same mind, I for one would rather drink salt water once for all and have done with it, than be starved to death by inches in such a desert island as this is.'
As country peasants set their hounds on to a homed stag or wild goat--he has taken shelter under rock or thicket, and they cannot find him, but, lo, a bearded lion whom their shouts have roused stands in their path, and they are in no further humour for the chase--even so the Achaeans were still charging on in a body, using their swords and spears pointed at both ends, but when they saw Hector going about among his men they were afraid, and their hearts fell down into their feet.
Titled 'Celebrating the Volunteer in You,' this year's Servathon drew more than a thousand people on top of 250 HOM volunteers and 'sherpas' (volunteer leaders).
What's more, Taskers will be giving away a free copy of Ken Hom's Complete Chinese Cookbook with every purchase of a Ken Hom wok (prices start from PS9.99).
Hom garnered international recognition with her seminal work co-edited with David Eng, Q & A: Queer in Asian America.
In this new BBC book (Ken Hom's first ever all-wok cookbook), Ken Hom has produced a feast of tasty and exciting dishes, combining ingredients from all corners of the world.
Touted as a future standout by coach Janice Henningson all the way back in middle school, Hom rose through the ranks to become Algonquin's best outside hitter last season, but tore her left anterior cruciate ligament before a late-October home match versus Hudson, coming down awkwardly and hyperextending her knee in warm-ups.
A source at Homs Police Command told SANA reporter that a patrol of Homs Criminal Security Branch discovered weapons , ammunition , and three cars without plates inside a house in a village in Homs.
The Syrian Army backed by Russian air force has reinforced its military points on the hills overlooking al-Aqirbat and al-Balas regions as well as their surrounding areas in Eastern Homs, the Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency quoted a Syrian Army battlefield commander in Eastern Homs as saying.
Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi said more than 1,500 fighters and their relatives had left.
BEIRUT: Exhausted and worn out from a nearly two-year-long siege, hundreds of Syrian rebels Wednesday left their last remaining bastions in the heart of the city of Homs under a cease-fire deal with government forces.