Mahamari, Mahāmārī, Maha-mari: 10 definitions


Mahamari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahāmārī (महामारी).—f (S The great destroyer.) A name for the Cholera or other epidemic disease. 2 A name of Durga, to whom all such afflictive visitations are ascribed. 3 Vehement exertion; strenuous effort.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mahāmārī (महामारी).—f Cholera. Vehement exertion.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāmārī (महामारी).—

1) cholera, an epidemic.

2) an epithet of Durgā.

Mahāmārī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and mārī (मारी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāmārī (महामारी).—f. (-rī) 1. A name of Durga. 2. Cholera. E. mahā great, mārī destroyer.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mahāmārī (महामारी):—[=mahā-mārī] [from mahā > mah] f. ‘gr° destroying goddess’, a form of Durgā and a spell called from her, [Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a pestilence causing great mortality, the cholera, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary] (cf. mārī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāmārī (महामारी):—[mahā-mārī] (rī) 3. f. Idem; a plague.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mahamari in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mahāmārī (महामारी):—(nf) an epidemic; plague.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahāmāri (ಮಹಾಮಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] Durgā, the fierce form of Pārvati.

2) [noun] any contagious epidemic, deadly disease, as plague, cholera.

3) [noun] (fig.) a savage, violently cruel woman.

4) [noun] (fig.) anything that is disastrous, catastrophic, bringing ruin.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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