Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sanskrit Word of the Week (WoW)

Sanskrit Word of the Week: Maraka (Mah-Rah-Kaa)

Literally, a plague. Also used as an expletive for something irksome or to curse or swear at someone.


'Pançali, no! Wait!' Govinda shouted.
'I won't watch helplessly. There still may be time, if only they're warned,' she shouted in response. With that, the princess urged her horse into a gallop down the hill.
Maraka! This woman…!’

(Govinda, Ch. 29.)

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