- a city in S Turkey, NE of Adana.
- 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.
[kahr-uh-muh n-muh-rahsh; Turkish kah-rah-main-mairahsh]
- a city in S Turkey, near the Taurus mountain range.
- 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 maras
Maras, 21, awoke yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. to the sound of bombs falling on his neighborhood.Inside Homs, Syria’s War Zone
Katie Paul, Rana Riziq
February 9, 2012
“The Maras aren't the kind of people who toot their own horn,” said Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon.The Dragon Tattoo Dynasty
August 26, 2010
At last the Maras succeeded in effecting their escape by stratagem.Great Singers, First Series
George T. Ferris
These instances will, I think, suffice to show the similarity between werwolves and maras.
Another method of getting rid of maras was to sprinkle the air with sand, at the same time uttering a brief incantation.
The hills, of which Maras in the north is the highest (2760 ft.), are covered with vegetation to their summits.
- a harelike South American rodent, Dolichotis patagonum, inhabiting the pampas of Argentina: family Caviidae (cavies)
from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin
- one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US
C20: from Spanish: gang
- 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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