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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Cyclantherinae — the manroot.
  • proper noun A female given name, from Arabic (Ar:مرح), which means merriness, cheerfulness.
  • proper noun A female given name, from Hebrew which means bitterness. Biblical variant: Mara.


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  • Oct. 30 in Marah, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.


  • It was while the friends were conversing so kindly in Marah's room, and while Traverse was still engaged in arranging the doctor's books and papers that one of the men-servants rapped at the library door, and without waiting permission to come in, entered the room with every mark of terror in his look and manner.

    The Hidden Hand

  • Marah is almost universally believed to be what is now called Howarah, in Wady Amarah, about thirty miles from the place where the Israelites landed on the eastern shore of the Red Sea -- a distance quite sufficient for their march of three days.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • There he remained, and connected himself with his grandfather, who was called Marah, son of Luvee.

    Antar :

  • Moreover, what water they found was bitter, and not fit for drinking, and this in small quantities also; and as they thus traveled, they came late in the evening to a place called Marah, [1] which had that name from the badness of its water, for Mar denotes bitterness.

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • 'Marah' to-day, where 'the water is bitter,' and nothing but the wood of the tree that grows there can ever sweeten it, we shall be at

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

  • I told her how I had taken compassion on the forlorn little creature, had purchased its grave, and of the white stone with "Marah" upon it.

    The Tragedy of the Chain Pier Everyday Life Library No. 3

  • Stephen King once called Marah "probably the best rock band in stories

  • Tonight's double feature in the Fidelity and Betrayal: Variations on the Remake series at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Martha Coolidge's Valley Girl (1983) and Michele O'Marah's Valley Girl (2002).

    GreenCine Daily: Fests and events, 3/22.

  • As the price of oil has rocketed upwards in the past few weeks, the country has started freaking out and, as Marah Hardt writes at, in Alaska, state officials are pressuring the federal government to open up oil drilling there.

    The Media Consortium: Weekly Mulch: Greening the Royal Wedding is the Least of Our Worries


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