Stoma; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Stoma (स्तोम).—Svara variety of a sāma;1 saptadaśa, another variety;2 pañcadaśa, another variety;3 pañcadaśa, from the south face of Brahmā.4

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 49.
  • 2) Ib. 9. 50.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 51. 52.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 54.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Stoma (स्तोम) denotes ‘song of praise’ in the Rigveda. Later the term has the technical sense of the typical forms in which the Stotras are chanted.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

stōma (स्तोम).—m (S) A heap, mass, quantity, assemblage, multitude; an aggregation or a collection (of things animate or inanimate). 2 n A body, band, troop, company, crew, gang, club, pack; a number combined or associated. 3 m n Empty vaunting or assumption; haughtiness or pride generally. This is a popular sense.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

stōma (स्तोम).—m A heap, multitude, a body. m n Empty vaunting.

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

Stoma (स्तोम).—[stu-man Uṇ.1.137]

1) Praise, eulogium, hymn.

2) A sacrifice, oblation; as in ज्योतिष्टोम, अग्नष्टोम (jyotiṣṭoma, agnaṣṭoma).

3) A Soma libation.

4) A collection, multitude, number, group, assemblage; शस्त्रमिज्यां स्तुतिस्तोमं प्रायश्चित्तं व्यधात् क्रमात् (śastramijyāṃ stutistomaṃ prāyaścittaṃ vyadhāt kramāt) Bhāg.3.12.37; लवणत्रासितः स्तोमः शरण्यं त्वा- मुपस्थितः (lavaṇatrāsitaḥ stomaḥ śaraṇyaṃ tvā- mupasthitaḥ) U.1.5.

5) A large quantity, mass; भस्मस्तोम- पवित्रलाञ्छनमुरो धत्ते त्वचं रौरवीम् (bhasmastoma- pavitralāñchanamuro dhatte tvacaṃ rauravīm) U.4.2; Mv.1.18.

6) A measure of 1 धन्वन्तर (dhanvantara)s or of 96 inches.

-mam 1 The head.

2) Riches, wealth.

3) Grain, corn.

4) An ironpointed stick or shaft.

Derivable forms: stomaḥ (स्तोमः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stoma (स्तोम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Crooked, bent. m.

(-maḥ) 1. A heap, a number, a multitude, a quantity. 2. Sacrifice, oblation. 3. A Soma libation. 4. Praise, eulogium. n.

(-maṃ) 1. The head. 2. Wealth. 3. Grain, corn. 4. Praise. 5. A stick or staff bound with iron. E. ṣṭu to praise, man Unadi aff.; or stom to praise, &c., aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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