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  1. an epic poem of India dealing mainly with the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, with many digressions: includes the Bhagavad-Gita.
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Also Ma·ha·bha·ra·tum [muh-hah-bahr-uh-tuh m] /məˈhɑˈbɑr ə təm/.

Origin of Mahabharata

< Sanskrit mahābhārata great (mahat) work relating the story of the descendants of Bharata
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Mahabharatam or Mahabharatum (məˌhɑːˈbɑːrətəm)

  1. an epic Sanskrit poem of India, dealing chiefly with the struggle between two rival families. It contains many separate episodes, the most notable of which is the Bhagavad-Gita
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Word Origin for Mahabharata

Sanskrit, from mahā great + bhārata story
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