An·​a·​mir·​ta | \ ˌanəˈmərtə \

Definition of Anamirta

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

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First Known Use of Anamirta

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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”

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“Anamirta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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