the hair of the body (whereas kesa is the hair of the head only) DN.ii.18 (ekeka˚, uddhagga˚, in characteristics of a Mahāpurisa); SN.ii.257 (asi˚, usu˚, satti˚ etc.) AN.ii.114; Vin.iii.106 (usu˚ etc.); Snp.385; Ja.i.273 (khaggo lomesu allīyi); Vb-a.57; Dhp-a.i.126; Dhp-a.ii.17 (˚gaṇanā); Thag-a.199; Vv-a.324 (sūkara˚); Pv-a.152 Pv-a.157; Sdhp.104. A detailed description of loma as one of the 32 ākāras of the body (Kp iii.; pl. lomā) is found at Vism.250, Vism.353; Vb-a.233; Kp-a.42, Kp-a.43
aloma hairless Ja.vi.457;
■ puthu˚ having broad hair or fins name of a fish Ja.iv.466; Vv.44#11.
haṭṭha˚; with hairs erect, excited Mhvs.15, Mhvs.33
■ On loma in similes see J.P.T.S. 1907, 131
[lomaṃ pāteti](/define/lomaṃ pāteti) to let one’s hair drop, as a sign of subduedness or modesty, opp. to horripilation pāteti formed fr. pat after wrong etym of panna in panna-loma “with drooping hairs,” which was taken as a by-form of patita: see panna-loma Vin.ii.5 (= pannalomo hoti C.); Vin.iii.183; MN.i.442. Cp. anu˚, paṭi˚, vi˚.

  • -kūpa a pore of the skin Ja.i.67; Kp-a.51, Kp-a.63; Snp-a.155 (where given as 99,000) Vism.195 (id.).
  • -padmaka a kind of plant Ja.vi.497 (reading uncertain; variant reading lodda˚)
  • -sundarī (f.) beautiful with hairs (on her body) Ja.v.424 (Kurangavī l.; explained on p. 430 as “roma-rājiyā maṇḍita udarā”).
  • -haṃsa horripilation, excitement with fear or wonder, thrill DN.i.49; AN.iv.311 sq. (sa˚); Snp.270 Vb.367; Mil.22; Vism.143; DN-a.i.150.
  • -haṃsana causing horripilation, astounding, stupendous Snp.681; Ja.iv.355 (abbhuta +); Pv.iii.9#3; Pv.iv.3#5; Mil.1; Mhvs.17, Mhvs.55 (abbhuta +).
  • -haṭṭha having the hair standing on end, horrified, thunderstruck, astounded DN.i.95; SN.v.270; Snp.p.15; Mil.23; Snp-a.155; cp. haṭṭha-loma above.

cp. Vedic roman. The (restituted) late P. form roma only at Ja.v.430; Abhp.175, Abhp.259; Sdhp.119.