Dictionary.com

Mysuru

[ mahy-soo-roo ]
/ maɪˈsu ru /
Save This Word!

noun

a city in S central Karnataka state, in S India.
former name of Karnataka.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Hate Typos? Get Grammar Coach