Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of marrow.
  • See marry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Marrow.
  • interjection obsolete See marry.

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  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun The Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.
  • proper noun Any of several other women in the New Testament, notably Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics

Etymologies

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Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (Maria), Μαριάμ (Mariam), possibly from Aramaic מרים (maryām, "bitter"), from a root מר (MR, "to be bitter"). The name corresponds to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām), Old Testament Miriam. The meaning is much debated. Some argue it means mutiny, rebellion, disobedience from the Hebrew root מרי (m-r-y).

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