Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principal Indic language of Maharashtra.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Language spoken in the state of Maharashtra, India.
  • proper n. The people of this state.
  • adj. Pertaining to Maharashtra or its language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The language of the Mahrattas. Also written Mahratti. See Mahratta.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India; written in the Devanagari script

Etymologies

Marathi Marāṭhī, from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭrī, from Mahārāṣṭraḥ, Maharashtra.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Marathi मराठी (marāṭhī). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Phanas mala pharach avdiche fruit ahe .. pan mee kadee kadbole try nay keli (I hope my Marathi is atleast 1% correct).

    Phanas Kadbole

  • If you like the taste of "Adhmoora dahi" which means just set curd in Marathi, then you will love this.

    Mishti Doi

  • Now in Marathi I learnt to call it PoLi much later but as a kid it was chapati so that is what it is.

    Sajuk Tup Chapati AaNi Sakhar

  • With the same batter you can even make pancakes in Marathi they are called Dhirda.

    Instant Rava Appe

  • The name is in Marathi and sounds like hailing a mughal entering the court like, "Ba mulayza, shajahan, malik e mulk, bashah ..."

    Vangya.cha Rassa DaNya.cha Koot Lavun

  • I offered to make the cabbage bhaaji. as I was pouring oil for the seasoning she said Pure pure (enough in Marathi) ...

    Navadarshanam's Unpolished Rice Idli Mix

  • It is particularly popular in Marathi and Gujarati cuisine, both make a slight variation of this Usal.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Seema yes in Marathi too they are called Kurmure/Churmure/Murmure ladoo.

    Bhurgulyache Ladoo

  • In Marathi is it called patticha kanda and in Koli it is called Ul. Since I made the Thalipith in a wok last time some had asked if it could be made on a gridle or frying pan.

    Uliche Thalipith

  • But I get the occasional feedback from readers saying both, "You say poppy seeds …. what is that in Marathi?" and "You say ratala … what is that in English?"

    Archive 2008-01-01

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