Maraş

[muh-rahsh]

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.

Kahramanmaraş

[kahr-uh-muh n-muh-rahsh; Turkish kah-rah-main-mairahsh]
noun
  1. a city in S Turkey, near the Taurus mountain range.
Formerly Maraş.

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 maras

Contemporary Examples of maras

  • Maras, 21, awoke yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. to the sound of bombs falling on his neighborhood.

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    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.

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    The Dragon Tattoo Dynasty

    Rebecca Dana

    August 26, 2010

Historical Examples of maras

  • At last the Maras succeeded in effecting their escape by stratagem.

  • These instances will, I think, suffice to show the similarity between werwolves and maras.

    Werwolves

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • Another method of getting rid of maras was to sprinkle the air with sand, at the same time uttering a brief incantation.

    Werwolves

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • The hills, of which Maras in the north is the highest (2760 ft.), are covered with vegetation to their summits.


British Dictionary definitions for maras

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

Maraş

noun
  1. 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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