haoma

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From Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬊𐬨𐬀 (haoma), which is cognate to Sanskrit सोम (sóma).

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haoma (uncountable)

  1. (Zoroastrianism) Name of a plant and corresponding personified divinity that is sacred in Zoroastrian culture and in later Persian culture and mythology.
    • 1999, Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst, Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible: DDD, p. 384:
      The offering of haoma was a common practice among Achaemenids; the Haumavarga Scythians probably owe their name to the fact that they did not press the plant but strewed it ritually (HOFFMANN 1975).

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