- From Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), possibly from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), bitter, from a root מר (MR) meaning "to be bitter". The meaning of this name which is the Old Testament equivalent of Mary has been debated for centuries. Some say that it mean mutiny / rebellion / disobedience from a root מרי. (Wiktionary)
“From Miriam [Footnote: See Barry Cornwall, _Miriam_.] and”
“Miriam is kept under lock and key while she recovers, but is furious to find out that the business she set up in world 3 (which is using patents/inventions from our world to make money) is being run by someone else in the Clan. (more …)”
“He appeals to a medical examiner for help, who inevitably winds up in Miriam's hands, and a pretty boring soft-core lesbian scene ensues.”
“My Miriam is a little too young for them just yet.”
“The name Miriam was probably acquired through similarity to three other women mentioned in this composition, all of them victims of wars, all also called Miriam.”
“Try this: Say the name Miriam and think of one-word descriptions that accurately befit her.”
“As Allie plopped down in Miriam's chair, Cathy asked her Now, how do you know Ginny?”
“Captain, how shall we put out now, when the King hath notified us that to-morrow he will embark in this ship and go round about the sea, being fearful for his daughter Miriam from the Moslem thieves?”
“In truth, the origins of the name Miriam are lost in antiquity, and for the most part overshadowed by the lives of the women who bore it: Miriam, who led Israel rejoicing in its freedom; Mary, the virgin who bore a son to free us all; Mary of Magdala, who first carried the news of a risen Christ.”
“William Empson left an affectionate memoir of Orwell at the BBC in Miriam Gross (ed.), The World of George Orwell (London, 1971), pp. 94 – 9.”
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