Maraş [muh-rahsh] Examples noun

  1. a city in S Turkey, NE of Adana.

Māra [mahr-uh] 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.

Kahramanmaraş [kahr-uh-muh n-muh-rahsh; Turkish kah-rah-main-mairahsh] noun

  1. a city in S Turkey, near the Taurus mountain range.

Formerly Maraş. 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 maras Contemporary Examples of maras

  • Maras, 21, awoke yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. to the sound of bombs falling on his neighborhood.

    Inside Homs, Syria’s War Zone

    Katie Paul, Rana Riziq

    February 9, 2012

  • “The Maras aren’t the kind of people who toot their own horn,” said Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon.

    The Dragon Tattoo Dynasty

    Rebecca Dana

    August 26, 2010

  • Historical Examples of maras

  • At last the Maras succeeded in effecting their escape by stratagem.

    Great Singers, First Series

    George T. Ferris

  • These instances will, I think, suffice to show the similarity between werwolves and maras.


    Elliott O’Donnell

  • Another method of getting rid of maras was to sprinkle the air with sand, at the same time uttering a brief incantation.


    Elliott O’Donnell

  • The hills, of which Maras in the north is the highest (2760 ft.), are covered with vegetation to their summits.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2


  • British Dictionary definitions for maras 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 Maraş noun

    1. a town in S Turkey: noted formerly for the manufacture of weapons but now for carpets and embroidery. Pop: 366 000 (2005 est)

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