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Māra

[ mahr-uh ]
/ ˈmɑr ə /
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noun
Hindu Mythology. the god of death, sometimes seen as one aspect of a god whose other aspect is Kama, or erotic desire.
Buddhism. Satan, who tried to seduce the Buddha at the time of his Enlightenment.
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British Dictionary definitions for Māra (1 of 2)

mara1
/ (məˈrɑː) /

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for Māra (2 of 2)

mara2
/ (Spanish maˈra) /

noun
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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