Examples from the Web for mata hari
Matari, or Mata-hari (the eye of day), the Sun, a poetical title of honor to a pirate-chief.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido|Henry Keppel
Mata-hari, the sun (Malay), is thus the 12 eye of Hari, and is a compound formed of the native word mata and the Sanskrit hari.A Manual of the Malay language|William Edward Maxwell
British Dictionary definitions for mata hari
Word Origin and History for mata hari
stage name taken by exotic dancer Margaretha Gertruida Zelle (1876-1917), from Malay mata "eye" + hari "day, dawn."
Culture definitions for mata hari
A Dutch spy who worked for both the French and the Germans during World War I. The French executed her in 1917.