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

  • A village of eastern Ireland northwest of Dublin. It was the seat of Irish kings from ancient times until the sixth century A.D.

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  • proper n. An Irish place name, associated with Hill of Tara, seat of ancient Irish kings.
  • proper n. A female given name used since the 20th century, derived from the place name.
  • proper n. a female Buddha typically associated with Buddhist tantra practice as preserved in Tibetan Buddhism. She is the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A mere exclamation.
  • n. Same as taro.
  • n. Same as taliera.

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

  • n. a village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin); seat of Irish kings until 6th century


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Irish Teamhair ("high place").



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  • Tara is both a Hindu goddess and a very special Buddhist goddess. She is like the Western Virgin Mary, only more so and with more interesting attributes.

    March 26, 2009