Uma (Mother) one of the names of Parvati Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary 1. uma m. a city , town a wharf , landing-place 2 umA f. (perhaps fr. {ve} BRD.) flax (Linum Usitatissimum) turmeric (Curcuma Longa) N. of the daughter of Himavat (wife of the god Siva ; also called Parvati and Durga ; the name is said to be derived from {umA} , O [child] , do not [practise austerities] the exclamation addressed to Parvati by her mother) N. of several women ; splendour , light L. ; fame , reputation L. ; quiet , tranquillity L. ; night L. 3 Uma m. a helper , friend , companion n. N. of a town or place

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