Somapa, Soma-pa, Somapā: 12 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Somapa (सोमप).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 70).

2) Somapa (सोमप).—An eternal god of offerings to the manes. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Verse 34).

3) Somapā (सोमपा).—(somala) One of the seven Pitṛs. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 49, that this god dwells in the palace of Brahmā.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Somapā (सोमपा) refers to a classification of manes (Pitṛ/Pitṛgaṇa) that came into existence from Kratu’s sweat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly:—“[...] Excepting Kratu, Vasiṣṭha, Pulastya and Aṅgiras, the six viz. Marīci and others successfully curbed their senses and their activities. O excellent sage, the semen virile of the four—Kratu and others—fell on the ground from which other types of manes were born. They were Somapās, Ājyapās, Kālins and Haviṣmantas. They are all termed Kavyavāhas also. They are their sons. The Somapās are the sons of Kratu, Kālins of Vasiṣṭha, Ājyapās of Pulastya and Haviṣmantas of Aṅgiras”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Somapa (सोमप).—A sage of the Raivata epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 19.

1b) A son of Sahadeva and father of Śrutaśravas.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 84.

1c) Sacrificers of Soma enjoy the world of Moon.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 32. 3.

1d) Pitṛ (Barhiṣads) who live in mānasa worlds; their mind-born daughter is Narmadā; they came out of svadhā and are all yogins.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 53, 66; Matsya-purāṇa 15. 26; 141. 20, 57; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 100. 56. 16; 62. 15; 110. 10.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Somapa (सोमप) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Somapa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somapa (सोमप) or Somapā (सोमपा).—m.

1) one who drinks the Soma; त्रैविद्या मां सोमपाः पूतपापा यज्ञैरिष्ट्वा स्वर्गतिं प्रार्थयन्ते (traividyā māṃ somapāḥ pūtapāpā yajñairiṣṭvā svargatiṃ prārthayante) Bg.9.2; Mb.12.284.8.

2) a Soma-sacrificer.

3) a particular class of Pitṛs; सोमपा नाम विप्राणां (somapā nāma viprāṇāṃ) (pitaraḥ) Ms.3.197.

Somapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and pa (प).

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

Somapa (सोमप).—m.

(-paḥ) The performer of a sacrifice, or a sacrificer, who drinks the juice of the acid Sarcostema. E. soma the plant, pa who drinks.

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Somapā (सोमपा).—m.

(-pāḥ) 1. A drinker of the juice of the acid Sarcostema. 2. A Pitri or progenitor of a certain class, or those who are especially the Pitris of the Brahmans. E. soma the acid Sarcostema, and to drink, aff. kvip .

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

Somapa (सोमप).—[soma-pā], m. 1. One that drinks the juice of the moonplant; the performer of a sacrifice. 2. The Manes of the Brāhmaṇas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 197.

Somapa can also be spelled as Somapā (सोमपा).

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

Somapa (सोमप).—[adjective] Soma-drinking.

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Somapā (सोमपा).—[adjective] = somapa; [superlative] tama.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Somapa (सोमप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Āpastambāgnihotraprāyaścittadīpikā.

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

1) Somapa (सोमप):—[=soma-pa] [from soma] mf(ā)n. drinking or entitled to drink Soma-juice, [Atharva-veda; Kāṭhaka; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a Soma sacrificer, any sacrificer, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a being reckoned among the Viśve Devāḥ, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of one of Skanda’s attendants, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] of an Asura, [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

7) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a family of Ṛṣis, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] of a class of Pitṛs, [ib.; Manu-smṛti; Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of a people, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

10) Somapā (सोमपा):—[=soma-pā] [from soma] mfn. (cf. -pa above [accusative] [plural] m. -pas ; [dative case] sg. -pe) drinking or entitled to drink Soma-juice, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] a S° sacrificer or performer of any sacrifice, [ib.]

12) [v.s. ...] a Pitṛ of a [particular] class (said to be [especially] the progenitors of the Brāhmans), [Horace H. Wilson]

13) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) Somāpa (सोमाप):—[=somā-pa] [from soma] mfn. or m., [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. saumāpa).

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

1) Somapa (सोमप):—[soma-pa] (paḥ) 1. m. The performer of a sacrifice, or one that drinks the juice of the moon-plant.

2) Somapā (सोमपा):—[soma-pā] (pāḥ) 1. m. See somapa.

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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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