Oma: 12 definitions


Oma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Oma in the Kannada language refers to Yavānī, also identified with Trachyspermum ammi Linn. or “ajwain” from the Apiaceae or “celery” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.38-40 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Other than the Kannada word Oma, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which fifteen are in Sanskrit.

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of oma in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Oma [ಓಮ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Carum copticum, Trachyspermum copticum, Carum ajowan. For the possible medicinal usage of oma, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

1) Oma in India is the name of a plant defined with Carum copticum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Carum copticum (L.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex C.B. Clarke (among others).

2) Oma is also identified with Trachyspermum ammi It has the synonym Ptychotis coptica (L.) DC. (etc.).

3) Oma in Nigeria is also identified with Cordia millenii It has the synonym Gerascanthus millenii (Baker) Borhidi.

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

· Phytotherapy Research (2004)
· The Flora of British India (1879)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1877)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· Kew Bulletin (1894)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Oma, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.

Biology book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of oma in the context of Biology from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

oma : (adj.) lower; inferior.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Oma, (adj.) (Vedic avama, superl. formation fr. ava) lower (in position & rank), inferior, low; pl. omā A. III, 359 (in contrast with ussā superiors); Sn. 860 (ussā samā omā superiors, equals, inferiors), 954; SnA 347 (= paritta lāmaka).—More frequent in neg. form anoma not inferior, i.e. excellent. (Page 169)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of oma in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Oma (ओम).—Ved.

1) A protector; ओमासश्चर्षणीधृतो (omāsaścarṣaṇīdhṛto) Ṛgveda 1.3.7.

2) One who is favourably disposed (towards another)

3) Any one fit to be protected or favoured.

Derivable forms: omaḥ (ओमः).

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

Oma (ओम).—[masculine] = ūma.

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

Oma (ओम):—[from om] (omāsas [vocative case] [plural]) m. (√av), a friend helper, protector, [Ṛg-veda i, 3, 7.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Oma in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of oma in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Oma (ओम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avama.

2) Oma (ओम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Avama.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of oma in the context of Prakrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ōma (ಓಮ):—[noun] the plant Trachysperum ammi ( = Carum copiticum) of Apiaceae family and its seed; bishop’s weed.

--- OR ---

Ōma (ಓಮ):—[noun] kindly regard; favour; kindness.

--- OR ---

Ōma (ಓಮ):—[noun] 'a gland near the root of the neck that produces lymphocytes, which is most prominent at puberty, and later disappears or becomes vestigial: thymus gland.'

context information

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

Discover the meaning of oma in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: