mara definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various long-eared and long-legged cavies of genus Dolichotis, inhabiting the scrub desert and grasslands of central and south Argentina. Also referred to as Patagonian hare.
    • a rodent, clinical title Dolichotis, common when you look at the Patagonian steppes of Argentina
    • A nightmare; a spectre or wraith-like animal in Germanic and particularly Scandinavian folklore.
    • The principal or governing bad spirit.
    • women demon who torments folks in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
    • The Patagonian cavy, a hare-like rodent (Dolichotis patagonum or Dolichotis Patagonicus) of this pampas of Argentina.
    • The Patagonian cavy, Dolichotis patachonica. See cavy.
    • In Hind. myth., the tempter; the spirit of evil.
    • hare-like rodent for the pampas of Argentina
    • Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama

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