Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The body of a multicellular organism as contrasted with its germ-cells.
  • noun Body.
  • noun In ancient India, a drink having intoxicating properties, expressed from the stems of a certain plant, and playing an important part in sacrifices, being offered especially to the god Indra. It was personified and deified, and worshiped as a god.
  • noun An East Indian plant, the probable source of the beverage soma.
  • noun In later Hind. myth., the moon, or the deity of the moon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.

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  • noun A ritual drink in ancient Vedic and Persian cultures, dating to common Indo-Iranian period.
  • noun by extension any kind of intoxicating drug
  • noun anatomy The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
  • noun cytology The bulbous part of a neuron, containing the cell nucleus.

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  • noun leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink
  • noun personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit सोम (sóma).

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek σῶμα (sōma, "body").

Examples

  • SOMA (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) - Named after the food of the Hindu gods, soma is a narcotic, aphrodisiac and entheogen used in the ritual worship of Our (Henry) Ford.

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  • SOMA (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) - Named after the food of the Hindu gods, soma is a narcotic, aphrodisiac and entheogen used in the ritual worship of Our (Henry) Ford.

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  • Next thing you know she’ll be advocating some kind of Brave New World where the children are all reared at centers and adults are free to frolic in soma-induced hazes.

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  • In Aldous Huxley's futuristic classic of the 1930s, Brave New World, people constantly glide into a dreamy, cheery state caused by a drug called soma, which provides "all the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."

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  • Is not the most natural hypothesis to suppose that things happen in this second case as in the first, and that the direct effect of the influence of the soma is a

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  • In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World there is a hallucinogenic called soma which gives you a marvellous combination of a high, minus any hangover.

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  • In "Brave New World" the word for "hot" is "pneumatic," and "orgy-porgy" is a cheerful rallying cry for hedonists, stimulated by an Ecstasy-like drug called soma, to pile onto one another and party down.

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  • In Brave New World (creepyest book ever!), there's this drug called soma, physically harmless, that makes everyone perpetually happy ... perpetually distracted ... perpetually controlable.

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  • A sort of drug immortalized in Adolus Huxley's Brave New World.

    '"Why don't you tke soma when you have these dreadful ideas of yours. You'd forget all about them. And instead of feeling miserable, you'd be jolly. So jolly."'

    April 28, 2008

  • Also a Smashing Pumpkins song.

    May 3, 2008

  • See also: haoma.

    January 22, 2009

  • In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, people take a drug called soma to suppress negative feelings. The goverment encourages this practice in order to keep citizens perpetually happy and under control.

    Huxley describes the effects of the drug as:

    "Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant."

    Characters in the book use it to:

    "Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or an apology."

    They frequently remind each other that:

    "And do remember that a gramme is better than a damn."

    June 27, 2009

  • "soma" i.e. "Soma" is a male first name in Hungarian

    August 1, 2012