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Maraş

[muh-rahsh] /məˈrɑʃ/
noun
1.
a city in S Turkey, NE of Adana.

Māra

[mahr-uh] /ˈmɑr ə/
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] /ˌkɑr ə mən məˈrɑʃ; Turkish ˌkɑ rɑ mɛənˈmɛərɑʃ/
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 mara [muh-rah] /məˈrɑ/ (Show IPA).
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  • At last the maras succeeded in effecting their escape by stratagem.

    Great Singers, First Series George T. Ferris
  • Another method of getting rid of maras was to sprinkle the air with sand, at the same time uttering a brief incantation.

    Werwolves Elliott O'Donnell
  • These instances will, I think, suffice to show the similarity between werwolves and maras.

    Werwolves Elliott O'Donnell
  • The hills, of which maras in the north is the highest (2760 ft.), are covered with vegetation to their summits.

British Dictionary definitions for maras

mara1

/məˈrɑː/
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

/Spanish maˈra/
noun
1.
one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US
Word Origin
C20: from Spanish: gang

Maraş

/mæˈræʃ/
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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