see also: Soma, SoMa
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈsoʊmə/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsəʊmə/

soma (plural somas)

  1. (anatomy) The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
  2. The corporeal body, as distinguished from the psyche or soul and the pneuma or spirit.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:body
  3. (cytology) The bulbous part of a neuron, containing the cell nucleus.
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soma (uncountable)

  1. (hinduism) A ritual drink in ancient Vedic and continuing Hindu culture, obtained by pressing the Soma plant.
    • 2006, Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation, Atlantic Books 2007, p. 82:
      Once he had drunk the intoxicating soma, he experienced an ascent to the gods without having to die a violent death, as in the old ritual.
  2. (by extension) Any kind of intoxicating drug.
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Proper noun
  1. (Hinduism) The soma juice, capitalized usually when mentioned in personified, deified form.
  2. A female given name used in India.
Proper noun
  1. The South of Market area of San Francisco.

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