Loma, Lomaka: 19 definitions


Loma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Loma (लोम):—Body hairs

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Loma in Tanzania is the name of a plant defined with Ximenia caffra in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Histoire des plantes de la Guiane Françoise (1775)
· Fl. Neotrop. (1993)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1952)
· Fl. Mesoamer. (1994)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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°.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lōma (लोम).—m n A hair of the body.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Loma (लोम).—

1) A tail.

2) The hair on the body.

Derivable forms: lomaḥ (लोमः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Loma (लोम).—m.

(-maḥ) A tail, a hairy tail. E. to cut, aff. man .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Loma (लोम).—[-loma], a substitute for loman, in ati-, adj., f. , With too much hair, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 8. anu-, I. adj. With the hair regular, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 33. Ii. f. , A wife of a caste inferior to that of the man, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 288. prati-, see s. v. vi-, I. adj. (f. ), Against the grain, reverse, backward, contrary. Ii. m. 1. Reverse order. 2. A snake. 3. A dog. 4. Varuṇa. Iii. n. A water-wheel. su-, adj., f. , Having beautiful hair, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 33.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Loma (लोम).—(—°) = loman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Loma (लोम):—[from loman] 1. loma in [compound] for loman.

2) [from loman] 2. loma mfn. (ifc.) = loman (See aja-loma)

3) [v.s. ...] n. a hairy tail, tail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Loma (लोम):—(maḥ) 1. m. A tail; a hairy one.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Loma (लोम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Loma.

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Loma in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Loma (लोम) [Also spelled lom]:—(nm) hair; soft hair on the body; wool; ~[nāśaka] depilatory; ~[harṣa] see ~[romāṃca; ~harṣaka, ~harṣaṇa] see [romāṃcakārī].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Loma (लोम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Loma.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lōma (ಲೋಮ):—

1) [noun] the hair on the body of human beings and animals.

2) [noun] hair-like roots of a plant.

3) [noun] the flexible appendage to the trunk of some animals; a tail.

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Lōmaka (ಲೋಮಕ):—[noun] the plant Homonoia riparia of Euphorbiaceae family; water croton.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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