Māra

[mahr-uh]
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.

Patagonian hare

noun
  1. a burrowing, gray, long-eared and long-legged cavy of the genus Dolichotis, native to South America.
Also called ma·ra [muh-rah] /məˈrɑ/
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Examples from the Web for mara

Contemporary Examples of mara

Historical Examples of mara

  • And how could one with that mara upon him, write of the ethics of life and religion?

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Three graceful women, Mara's daughters, sing in a low enticing voice.

    The Buddha

    Paul Carus

  • It must have been mara,” said she, thoughtfully; “but go on with thy dream.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Now Naomi signifies in the Hebrew tongue happiness, and Mara, sorrow.

  • Erick stood up unsteadily, helping Jan and Mara to their feet.

    The Crystal Crypt

    Philip Kindred Dick


British Dictionary definitions for mara

mara

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

Word Origin for mara

from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin

mara

2
noun
  1. one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US

Word Origin for mara

C20: from Spanish: gang
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