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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mara(noun)

    Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama

  2. mara, Dolichotis patagonum(noun)

    hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina


  1. mara(Noun)

    a rodent, scientific name Dolichotis, common in the Patagonian steppes of Argentina

  2. Mara(Noun)

    A member of a predominantly agricultural tribe of southern Assam and western Burma

  3. Mara(ProperNoun)

    Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama.

  4. Mara(ProperNoun)

    Slavic goddess of winter and death; Marena or Maru017Eanna.

  5. Origin: maizô.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mara(noun)

    the principal or ruling evil spirit

  2. Mara(noun)

    a female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions

  3. Mara(noun)

    the Patagonian cavy (Dolichotis Patagonicus)

  4. Origin: [Skr. mra.]


  1. Mara

    Mara, in Buddhism, is the demon that tempted Gautama Buddha by trying to seduce him with the vision of beautiful women who, in various legends, are often said to be Mara's daughters. In Buddhist cosmology, Mara personifies unwholesome impulses, unskillfulness, the "death" of the spiritual life. He is a tempter, distracting humans from practicing the spiritual life by making the mundane, alluring, or the negative seem positive. The early Buddhists, however, rather than seeing Mara as a demonic, virtually all-powerful Lord of Evil, regarded him as more of a nuisance. Many episodes concerning his interactions with the Buddha have a decidedly humorous air to them. In traditional Buddhism four senses of the word "mara" are given. ⁕Klesa-mara, or Mara as the embodiment of all unskillful emotions. ⁕Mrtyu-mara, or Mara as death, in the sense of the ceaseless round of birth and death. ⁕Skandha-mara, or Mara as metaphor for the entirety of conditioned existence. ⁕Devaputra-mara, or Mara the son of a deva, that is, Mara as an objectively existent being rather than as a metaphor. Early Buddhism acknowledged both a literal and "psychological" interpretation of Mara. Mara is described both as an entity having a literal existence, just as the various deities of the Vedic pantheon are shown existing around the Buddha, and also is described as a primarily psychological force — a metaphor for various processes of doubt and temptation that obstruct spiritual practice.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mara in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mara in a Sentence

  1. Ngotlai Nohro:

    Eima yna su vaih nata khih liata Mara reih pabohsa tuhpa ma na châ ma, a pahlei tuhpa ma? Keimo duasu tawh chyu ta he thliena he eima hmâh thei aw.

  2. Anthony Khamsei:

    Another fantastic wild adventure to enjoy in the low season is a safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara, high season, July to September, coincides with the Great Migration. But head out in quieter months to pay half price.

  3. Eduardo Ramos:

    Employers are worried ... because there's no register for undocumented migrants to see if they've got criminal records in their homelands, if they're members of the Mara Salvatrucha or some other gang.

  4. Ngotlai Nohro:

    Keima a chieihlei chaipa chanô ei y chhôhta cha, Mara reih he ei ochhôh liata leidia lei p’awta, ei yna su lia maihta leidia hra aw vei. Ei thi tita chhao ei sawnahzy ta Mara reih he khâ vaw hmâh/cheih lymâ aw ei ta. Ama sawzy pathaisa lymâ hra aw ei ta, Khazohpa ta a chhihtha lymâ aw ei tahpa ei ngiapâna a châ.

  5. Ngotlai Nohro:

    Mara reih he lei aw vei. Khazohpa eima theina hawhta chakao hai pi ta, missionary eima theina zydua ta chyh hai pi ta, MWC ta a theina hawhta Mara reih hmahpasiesa awpa ta ahria hai.

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