Manjari (word)

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The word manjari (mən'jə'ri:) is of Sanskrit origin that primarily means a collection. e.g."katha manjari" (= a collection of stories like Hitopadesha). It is used in many languages of Indian subcontinent like Nepali, Hindi ("phool manjari" meaning a collection of flowers or bouquet) and Kannada ("chitra manjari" meaning a collection of pictures i.e. a movie). Manjari also refers to flowers in general, mango flowers and creepers. A similar name is "Manjiri", which is a Marathi name. "Maanjar" in Marathi means cat too. Also, the hazel eyes are called "Manjari aankhe" in Hindi.

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