Anamirta

noun

An·​a·​mir·​ta
ˌanəˈmərtə
: a genus of East Indian woody vines (family Menispermaceae) having dioecious flowers and very numerous stamens see cocculus indicus

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, from an- an- + Sanskrit amṛtā, the plant Tinospora cordifolia (similar to Anamirta), noun derivative from feminine of amṛta literally, "immortal," from a-, privative suffix + mṛa "dead, mortal"

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anamirta was in 1822

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“Anamirta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anamirta. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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