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Mysuru

[ mahy-soo-roo ]
/ maɪˈsu ru /
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noun
a city in S central Karnataka state, in S India.
former name of Karnataka.
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Also My·sore [mahy-sawr, -sohr] /maɪˈsɔr, -ˈsoʊr/ .

Origin of Mysuru

First recorded in 1895–90; from Kannada Mahishūru “abode of the demon Mahisha,” whom the goddess Chamundeshwari killed; her temple was named Mahishapura, later Mahisūru, later anglicized Mysore and Mysuru
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