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Meaning of "soma" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOMA

Via New Latin from Greek sōma the body.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOMA

soma  [ˈsəʊmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOMA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Soma is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOMA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Soma

Soma, or Haoma, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sauma-, was a Vedic ritual drink of importance among the early Indo-Iranians, and the subsequent Vedic and greater Persian cultures. It is frequently mentioned in the Rigveda, whose Soma Mandala contains 114 hymns, many praising its energizing qualities. In the Avesta, Haoma has the entire Yašt 20 and Yasna 9-11 dedicated to it. It is described as being prepared by extracting juice from the stalks of a certain plant. In both Vedic and Zoroastrian tradition, the name of the drink and the plant are the same, and also personified as a divinity, the three forming a religious or mythological unity. There has been much speculation concerning what is most likely to have been the identity of the original plant. There is no solid consensus on the question, although some Western experts outside the Vedic and Avestan religious traditions now seem to favour a species of Ephedra, perhaps Ephedra sinica.

Definition of soma in the English dictionary

The definition of soma in the dictionary is the body of an organism, esp an animal, as distinct from the germ cells.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOMA


adenocarcinoma
ˌædɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə
aroma
əˈrəʊmə
carcinoma
ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə
chroma
ˈkrəʊmə
coma
ˈkəʊmə
diploma
dɪˈpləʊmə
glaucoma
ɡlɔːˈkəʊmə
homer
ˈhəʊmə
hydrosoma
ˌhaɪdrəˈsəʊmə
loma
ˈləʊmə
lymphoma
lɪmˈfəʊmə
melanoma
ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə
metasoma
ˌmɛtəˈsəʊmə
myxoma
mɪkˈsəʊmə
noma
ˈnəʊmə
Oklahoma
ˌəʊkləˈhəʊmə
omer
ˈəʊmə
opisthosoma
ɒˌpɪsθəˈsəʊmə
prosoma
prəʊˈsəʊmə
Tacoma
təˈkəʊmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOMA

somaesthesia
somaesthesis
somaesthetic
Somali
Somali cat
Somalia
Somalian
Somaliland
soman
somascope
somata
somatic
somatic cell
somatic cell nuclear transfer
somatic mutation
somatic nervous system
somatically
somatism
somatist

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOMA

acoustic neuroma
adenoma
angioma
boma
coloboma
Dodoma
fibrosarcoma
food coma
groma
haematoma
hematoma
homa
hybridoma
myeloma
osteosarcoma
Roma
sarcoma
stoma
stroma
teratoma

Synonyms and antonyms of soma in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «soma» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOMA

Find out the translation of soma to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of soma from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «soma» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

SOMA
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

soma
570 millions of speakers

English

soma
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सोमा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سوما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сомы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

soma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোমা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soma
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Soma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

soma
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ソーマ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소마
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Soma
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

soma
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோமா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोमा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

soma
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

соми
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

soma
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

soma
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soma
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

soma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

soma
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of soma

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOMA»

The term «soma» is very widely used and occupies the 11.239 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOMA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about soma

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOMA»

Discover the use of soma in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to soma and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Soma: The Divine Hallucinogen
Soma makes this knowledge available to us once again. DAVID L. SPESS has a master's degree in microbiology/mycology and studied Sanskrit at the Naropa Institute. David has traveled throughout India and the Middle East researching this book.
David L. Spess, 2000
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Aura-Soma: Self-Discovery Through Color
"An account of the development of Aura-Soma color therapy by its founder Vicky Wall"--Provided by publisher.
Vicky Wall, 2005
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SoMa
Four people--Raphe, a writer searching for a place to belong; Mark, a cruel player; Julie, a beautiful pawn; and Lauren, a poor little rich girl on a path of self-destruction--navigate through South of Market (SoMa) in San Francisco, a ...
Kemble Scott, 2007
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Soma in Biblical Theology: With Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology
Argues that the Greek word soma should be read as the individual physical body rather than man as an indivisible whole.
Robert H. Gundry, 2005
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Organic Marijuana, Soma Style: The Pleasures of Cultivating ...
Soma has become synonymous with a mindful approach to cannabis gardening and an earth-friendly lifestyle. Soma's strains are legendary, winning repeated trophies at Europe's most reputed cultivar festivals.
Soma, 2005
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Royal Mughal Ladies and Their Contributions
The present study deals with the royal Mughal ladies in details and is concerned with their achievements and contributions which till today form a part of rich cultural heritage.
Soma Mukherjee, 2001
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Tough Like You
The world’s first health and wellness book from an action athlete’s perspective, this guide provides compelling personal accounts of injury, health, training, and healing by action sports athletes in various disciplines that can be ...
Amos Soma Fuller, 2012
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Ploughing the Clouds: The Search for Irish Soma
In Ploughing the Clouds, Peter Lamborn Wilson suggests that the ancient Celts of Ireland may have possessed a "Soma" ceremony similar to one described in the Rig Veda, one of the oldest scriptures in the world.
Peter Lamborn Wilson, 1999
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The Alchemy of Healing: Psyche and Soma
In this landmark work that addresses for the first time in our century the esoteric role of the physician in the drama of life and death, Whimont provides a forum for one of the most neglected voices of Western Civilization—that of ...
Edward C. Whitmont, 1993
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A World of Soma: A Utopic, Biopsychological, and Happy ...
Blending science fiction with hard science, this contemporary fairy tale for a technological world explores the very morality of such a discovery.
Zvee Gilead, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOMA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term soma is used in the context of the following news items.
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This E3 2015 trailer for SOMA is rather creepy
Herein lies the new E3 2015 trailer for SOMA, Frictional Games' sci-fi horror title. Watch at your own risk, because you just know death lurks in that dark hallway. «VG247, Jun 15»
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Soma, Frictional's new horror game, arrives in September
The dime has finally dropped on Soma, the upcoming new horror game from the team that made the hallucinogenic, let's-leave-the-lights-on-forever-mother, ... «PC Gamer, May 15»
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Turkey mine disaster: Raw anger in Soma a year on
A fire had broken out in the local coal mine in Soma. One of the pits was engulfed with carbon monoxide. It was Turkey's worst ever industrial accident: 301 ... «BBC News, May 15»
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Soma mine bosses appear in Turkey court on murder charges
A total of 45 people are on trial over the Soma mine disaster, with the managers facing lengthy sentences. An underground fire sent deadly carbon monoxide ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
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Unrest as Turkey begins Soma mine disaster trial
Eight defendants including the chief executive and the general manager of mine company Soma Kömür Işletmeleri are charged with probable voluntary ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Woman run over by car during argument in SoMa
A woman was seriously injured when a man ran her over with a car during an argument in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood Sunday night, police ... «SFGate, Feb 15»
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More than 2800 Turkish miners were fired in disaster-hit town Soma
The Soma Coal Mining Company, which operates the Eynez mine where 301 workers were killed in May, stated that its contract with Turkish Coal Enterprises ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Dec 14»
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Council of State rules against power plant project on Soma olive grove
The lawyers representing Greenpeace Turkey received the detailed ruling by the Council of State concerning the Soma thermal power plant case and issued a ... «Today's Zaman, Nov 14»
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Turkish prosecutors demand life sentences for eight Soma mine …
Prosecutors have pressed murder charges and demanded aggravated life sentences against eight managers of the disaster-struck Soma mine that claimed the ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Nov 14»
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Miners from disaster-struck Soma start march to Ankara to denounce …
Following the example of the 1990 historic march to Ankara by miners from Turkey's coal capital, Zonguldak, around 250 workers in Soma hit the road on foot ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Soma [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/soma>. Jan 2021 ».
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