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[muh-hahl] /məˈhɑl/
a palace or mansion.
See also Taj Mahal.
Origin of mahal
From the Arabic word maḥall ‘place, area’ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This man, mahal the Smuggler, was dressed nearly like European sailors.

  • "Tag" is a pet name of endearment; "mahal" means great or beautiful; "Montag mahal," the chosen of the palace.

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  • mahal ang amunistal sa kasal nga ispisyal, The payment for the church services in a special marriage is dear.

  • mahal na ang prisyu sa bugas mais karun, The price of corn grits has increased.

  • mahal ang mga palitúnun run, Things are expensive these days.

  • This first mahal was named the kacheri bari (house of business); the next to it was the puja mahal (division for worship).

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  • About ten o'clock in the morning, mahal the Smuggler set out with this despatch (sealed) in his possession, to board the "Ruyter."

  • The steps of mahal were distinctly audible, as he withdrew precipitately, and then silence reigned once more in the house.

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