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Māra

[mahr-uh]
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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for māra

mara1

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

Word Origin

from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin

mara2

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

Word Origin

C20: from Spanish: gang
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