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[muhg-uh-duh, mah-guh-]
  1. an ancient kingdom of NE India, in present-day W central Bihar state, S of the Ganges: flourished between the 8th and 6th century b.c.
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Examples from the Web for magadha

Historical Examples

  • At this date, then, the Barhadrathas may have begun to reign over Magadha.

    The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)

    Max Duncker

  • Dhanananda was slain; and Chandragupta ascended the throne of Magadha.

  • In several places the Magadha is named along with the Sûta56.

  • And the king of Magadha, being so near, afflicts all that district.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

  • And that ambassador conveyed it to the king of Magadha, who received him joyfully.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta