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so·ma 1

n. pl. so·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or so·mas
1. The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.
2. See cell body.
3. The body of an individual as contrasted with the mind or psyche.

[New Latin sōma, from Greek, body; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

so·ma 2

An intoxicating or hallucinogenic beverage, made from a plant or fungus whose identity is now unknown, that was offered to the gods and consumed by participants in Vedic ritual sacrifices.

[Sanskrit somaḥ; akin to sunoti, he presses.]


n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Zoology) the body of an organism, esp an animal, as distinct from the germ cells
[C19: via New Latin from Greek sōma the body]


(Other Non-Christian Religions) an intoxicating plant juice drink used in Vedic rituals
[from Sanskrit]


(ˈsoʊ mə)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
the body of an organism as contrasted with its germ cells.
[1830–40; < New Latin < Greek sôma body]


- The body of an organism.
See also related terms for organism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soma - leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
genus Sarcostemma, Sarcostemma - succulent subshrubs or vines; tropical and subtropical India and Africa and Malaysia
2.Soma - personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual
Hindu deity - a deity worshipped by the Hindus
3.soma - alternative names for the body of a human beingsoma - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
References in periodicals archive ?
Each nerve cell consist of three main parts - the soma (cell body), an elongated axon, and several branching dendrites.
"Knowing they are much more active than the soma fundamentally changes the nature of our understanding of how the brain computes information.
O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a soma termica dos tres subperiodos de desenvolvimento da cultura de melancia por diferentes metodos de calculo.
A soma termica diaria (STd, [grados]C dia) foi calculada por tres metodos (GILMORE & ROGERS, 1958; ARNOLD, 1960):
A soma termica acumulada (STa, [grados]C dia) nos tres subperiodos (SE-EM, EM-FL e FL-CO) foi calculada somando-se os valores de STd.
(See 4.54.3 to Savitr, and 8.48.9 and 10.25.3 to Soma, all cited below.) Yet these other gods show mercy merely by not withholding their gifts to men; Varuna, as god of Order (rta), is more vividly described as moved to anger and penal retribution.
This verse contains a word-play: savd is both 'impelling' and '[soma-] pressing', so Savitr's impellings correspond to the times for pressing the soma. Both 2.38 and 4.54 begin by pointing to the evening, at the third soma pressing, as the time when Savitr arrives to provide a share of the gods' wealth.
As it happens, several verses clearly show that Indra's vratas govern the waters (1.101.3, 2.24.12, 7.47.3, 8.40.8), but this is also sometimes said of the vratas of other gods (e.g., of Soma in 9.82.5).