Definitions

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  • In the New Testament, the sister of Lazarus and Mary and a friend of Jesus.

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  • proper noun A female given name
  • proper noun The sister of Lazarus and Mary in the New Testament.

Etymologies

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From Latin Martha, from Ancient Greek Μαρθα (Martha), from Aramaic מרתא (martā) "the mistress", from מרה (MRH) "mistress", feminine of מרי (MRY) "master".

Examples

  • JENNIFER, CONTESTANT, "THE APPRENTICE: MARTHA STEWART": Before I ` d ever met Martha I thought she was a very serious, forward-thinking businesswoman, no nonsense.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2005

  • Ever since, Mr. Move has had to label all Martha@ paraphernalia with a disclaimer: "This is in no way connected to or sponsored by the Martha Graham Entities."

    More of the Right Stuff

  • Ever since, Mr. Move has had to label all Martha@ paraphernalia with a disclaimer: "This is in no way connected to or sponsored by the Martha Graham Entities."

    More of the Right Stuff

  • Shortly before Mr. Move's first performance of Martha@, he received a cease-and-desist order from Ron Protas, Martha Graham's estate holder-himself no stranger to controversy when it comes to Graham.

    More of the Right Stuff

  • Shortly before Mr. Move's first performance of Martha@, he received a cease-and-desist order from Ron Protas, Martha Graham's estate holder-himself no stranger to controversy when it comes to Graham.

    More of the Right Stuff

  • JOHN MOXLEY, MARTHA MOXLEY'S BROTHER: I know now who killed Martha.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2002

  • ACTRESS PLAYING MARTHA STEWART: Although, Martha, without any snow outside Christmas isn't Christmas.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: What's Next for Martha Stewart? - February 2, 2001

  • On her right a girl with shoulder-length brown hair wore a pink headband with the name Martha embroidered on it in green.

    The Wish Stealers

  • On her right a girl with shoulder-length brown hair wore a pink headband with the name Martha embroidered on it in green.

    The Wish Stealers

  • Which might also explain why no one had recognized the name Martha Turner.

    Leftover Love

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