Anamirta

noun An·a·mir·ta \ˌanəˈmərtə\

Definition of Anamirta

  1. :  a genus of East Indian woody vines (family Menispermaceae) having dioecious flowers and very numerous stamens — see cocculus indicus

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Origin and Etymology of anamirta

borrowed from New Latin, from an- an- + Sanskrit amṛtā, the plant Tinospora cordifolia (similiar to Anamirta), noun derivative from feminine of amṛta literally, “immortal,” from a-, privative suffix + mṛa “dead, mortal” — more at 2a-, 1murder


First Known Use: 1822


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