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Maurya

[mour-ee-uh]
noun
  1. a member of an ancient Indian people who united northern India and established an empire 322–184 b.c.
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Related formsMau·ry·an, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • He's young, Maurya; when he gets oulder, he'll know betther.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • Neighbours and a piper who have come to Maurya's house for a dance.

    Poets and Dreamers

    Lady Augusta Gregory and Others

  • Maurya comes in very slowly, without looking at the girls, and goes over to her stool at the other side of the fire.

  • Maurya took no notice of them, and seemed to be taken up with her cooking, her back turned to the intruders.

  • Maurya Regaun, I am asking leave of you to throw that ill-mannerly, drunken vagabond out of the house.

    Poets and Dreamers

    Lady Augusta Gregory and Others


British Dictionary definitions for maurya

Maurya

noun
  1. a dynasty (?321–?185 bc) that united most of the Indian subcontinent and presided over a great flowering of Indian civilization
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