Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A Dravidian language spoken in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh provinces in India.
  • proper n. A Papuan language spoken in Papua New Guinea.

Etymologies

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (Maria), Μαριάμ (Mariam), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular English Mary. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MARIA: Maria has a sick child and needs the money for prescription drugs, and needs the 8 hours to care for the child.

    Eschaton

  • And then, with simple fervour, the Madonna was assured that, would she but save _il poverino_, a candle should be burned to her every Saturday, -- "_ogni Sabbato, Maria, Maria_!"

    A Venetian June

  • I hope she recovers and returns soon, the divas lack something without her and maria I feel (I am a huge Maria and maryse mark though, but what bloke isnt hey?)

    Blog updates

  • PAUL STEINER, MARIA LAUTERBACH'S UNCLE: The marines let Maria down.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2008

  • MARY LAUTERBACH, MOTHER OF MARIA LAUTERBACH: Preparing for Easter was very hard, because Maria loved holidays.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2008

  • Stowing the board in the back, they got in and buckled up, and Marlene asked, “Does the name Maria Santacristina sound familiar?”

    Malice

  • Caro also used the name Maria Orrozco, police said.

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  • It's hard to find truly Pinot-y Pinot at this price, and Villa Maria is a reliable name to keep in mind.

    25 Delicious Summer Wines For Under $25 - The Consumerist

  • The Lake at La Maria is a small fish pond which is OK but not particularly attractive.

    Towns of Comala and lake area La Maria

  • She thinks I called Maria and Hannah the Big Meanies in the used-to-know and realizes she knows again.

    Duma Key

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