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[hoh-muh] /ˈhoʊ mə/
haoma (def 2). Unabridged
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  • I will perform a homa (burnt sacrifice) and verily believe that it will have the desired effect.

    Tales of Bengal S. B. Banerjea
  • All the fragments of the herbs which had been provided for homa were then ground into powder.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The homa is that sacrificial rite which consists of pouring libations of clarified butter into fire.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
  • The fourth who worshipped homa was Pourushaspa, and he was rewarded by the birth of his son Zoroaster.

  • The present chapters belong to the period of the revival of the homa cult among the Mazdaists or Zarathustrians.

  • And o'er sacred rights of homa Brahmans chant their mantra high, There is heard the jackal's wailing and the raven's ominous cry!

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Sarpa homa is the name given to the somewhat elaborate ceremony of snake-worship.

    Beast and Man in India John Lockwood Kipling

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