Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sanskrit Word of the Week (WoW)

Sanskrit word of the week: Muhira

Muhira (moo-he-ra) is a word that means 'fool', implying both ignorance and dim-wittedness. While calling someone a fool may seem not very derogatory, the word Muhira is essentially a scathing insult. It can convey a strong sense of inadequacy, failure even, especially if directed towards one of the Aryas.


'Muhira!' he snorted in contempt. His voice was again cold. 'It's too late! No one defies the Gods, Princess. And the Gods show no mercy to those who try. I shall pay for trusting you.'

(Govinda, Ch. 29.)

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