Māra


Māra

Māra [mahr-uh] Examples noun

  1. Hindu Mythology. the god of death, sometimes seen as one aspect of a god whose other aspect is Kama, or erotic desire.
  2. Buddhism. Satan, who tried to seduce the Buddha at the time of his Enlightenment.

Patagonian hare noun

  1. a burrowing, gray, long-eared and long-legged cavy of the genus Dolichotis, native to South America.

Also called ma·ra [muh-rah] /məˈrɑ/ Examples from the Web for mara Contemporary Examples of mara

  • Khoroshilov assisted Zan for such shows as Kaelen, The Academy or Art, Mara Hoffman, J.Crew, and Greg Lauren.

    Does Fashion Week Exploit Teen Models?

    Jennifer Sky

    September 14, 2014

  • The majority of the violence in Honduras is carried out by two main gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and Barrio 18.

    The Awful Facts Behind the White House’s Plan to Help Honduras

    Caitlin Dickson

    July 27, 2014

  • Harold and Mara remarried after nearly 30 years of living in sin, smoked a last joint together, and that was it.

    The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull

    Mark Jacobson

    March 8, 2014

  • As one story goes, Bianca Jagger, impressed, once made a plaster cast of Mara’s posterior.

    The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull

    Mark Jacobson

    March 8, 2014

  • Once, when he was doing the second Ali-Spinks fight in New Orleans, Harold and Mara had an all-time argument.

    The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull

    Mark Jacobson

    March 8, 2014

  • Historical Examples of mara

  • And how could one with that mara upon him, write of the ethics of life and religion?

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Three graceful women, Mara’s daughters, sing in a low enticing voice.

    The Buddha

    Paul Carus

  • It must have been mara,” said she, thoughtfully; “but go on with thy dream.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Now Naomi signifies in the Hebrew tongue happiness, and Mara, sorrow.

    The Antiquities of the Jews

    Flavius Josephus

  • Erick stood up unsteadily, helping Jan and Mara to their feet.

    The Crystal Crypt

    Philip Kindred Dick

  • British Dictionary definitions for mara mara 1 noun

    1. a harelike South American rodent, Dolichotis patagonum, inhabiting the pampas of Argentina: family Caviidae (cavies)

    Word Origin for mara from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin mara 2 noun

    1. one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US

    Word Origin for mara C20: from Spanish: gang

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