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Haoma
Hauma • Soma
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Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Haoma
haomaI. The personal name Hammadatha to be found in Esther 3:1 represents the Iranian name *Haumadata, ‘given by hauma’ (or, in the Avestan form, ‘haoma’), which is common in Achaemenid territory (Mayrhofer 1973). Iranian haoma is the equivalent of the Indian form soma, a name which simply means ‘juice’.