Loma; 6 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Loma (लोम) is Pali for “hairs” (Sanskrit Roman) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., loma]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

loma : (nt.) the hair on the body.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Loma, (nt.) (cp. Vedic roman. The (restituted) late P. form roma only at J. V, 430; Abhp 175, 259; Sdhp. 119) the hair of the body (whereas kesa is the hair of the head only) D. II, 18 (ekeka°, uddhagga°, in characteristics of a Mahāpurisa); S. II, 257 (asi°, usu°, satti° etc.); A. II, 114; Vin. III, 106 (usu° etc.); Sn. 385; J. I, 273 (khaggo lomesu allīyi); VbhA. 57; DhA. I, 126; II, 17 (°gaṇanā); ThA. 199; VvA. 324 (sūkara°); PvA. 152, 157; Sdhp. 104. A detailed description of loma as one of the 32 ākāras of the body (Kh III, ; pl. lomā) is found at Vism. 250, 353; VbhA. 233; KhA 42, 43.—aloma hairless J. VI, 457; puthu° having broad hair or fins, name of a fish J. IV, 466; Vv 4411. haṭṭha° with hairs erect, excited Mhvs 15, 33.—On loma in similes see J. P. T. S. 1907, 131.—lomaṃ pāteti to let one’s hair drop, as a sign of subduedness or modesty, opp. to horripilation (pāteti formed fr. pat after wrong etym. of panna in panna-loma “with drooping hairs, ” which was taken as a by-form of patita: see panna-loma): Vin. II, 5 (=pannalomo hoti C.); III, 183; M. I, 442. ‹-› Cp. anu°, paṭi°, vi°.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

lōma (लोम).—n (S) pop. lōma m n A hair of the body.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lōma (लोम).—m n A hair of the body.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Loma (लोम).—

1) A tail.

2) The hair on the body.

Derivable forms: lomaḥ (लोमः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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