Definition of "mara" []

  • Any of various long-eared and long-legged cavies of the genus Dolichotis, inhabiting the scrub desert and grasslands of central and southern Argentina. Also called Patagonian hare. (noun)

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Use "mara" in a sentence
  • "The term mara derives from the Sanskrit root mr, to murder."
  • "Elimelech, you'll never forget. later on your two sons had taken wives the bitterness you'd taste again for they lost their lives then your heart was longing for the reasons why and painful tears where falling from your eyes like winters skies, all mothers fear so all was gone except the wife of one son then you returned to the land where you were from where the curse was lifted and the town all came to see you, a woman in all her pain, you changed your name mara naomi, the bitter one mara naomi, oh your beautiful there is a plan in harvest time came a man from your husbands line"
  • "Our globe has fruitful valleys, but, likewise, desert plains; it has waters rich as nectar, and as sweet, but likewise springs that fitly may be termed mara; with much that is useful, our globe has much of waste."