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Magi Tweet Definition of Magi Like Definition of Magi on Facebook
proper noun (plurale tantum)
  1. (context, Christian Bible) The three wise men that met the baby Jesus at the Epiphany.
  2. (astronomy) The three bright stars that form Orion's Belt.
Mal. Tweet Definition of Mal. Like Definition of Mal. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for book of Malachi of the Old Testament.
Malachi Tweet Definition of Malachi Like Definition of Malachi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (biblical) A minor prophet.
  3. (given name, male) mostly used in Ireland as an anglicization of two Gaelic names.
Mammon Tweet Definition of Mammon Like Definition of Mammon on Facebook
noun (sometimes mammon)
  1. wealth regarded as an evil influence
  1. (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit; "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"
manna Tweet Definition of manna Like Definition of manna on Facebook
noun
  1. Food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus.
  2. By extension, any good thing which comes into one's hands by luck or good fortune.
  3. The sugary sap of the manna gum tree which oozes out from holes drilled by insects and falls to the ground around the tree.http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/forest/plants/gum.html
1966: The icing on the cake was made from manna, which was gathered under the manna gums. Manna mixed with milk made a splendid icing. — Bill Beatty, Tales of Old Australia, National Distributors, ISBN 1-86436-013-5, page 14, discussing old Australian foods
Markan Tweet Definition of Markan Like Definition of Markan on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to Mark the Evangelist
Martha Tweet Definition of Martha Like Definition of Martha on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, )
    1. (context, Biblical character) The sister of Lazarus and Mary in the New Testament.
Matthew Tweet Definition of Matthew Like Definition of Matthew on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Gospel of Matthew)
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (biblical) w:Matthew the Evangelist, Matthew the Evangelist, one of the twelve disciples. A publican or tax-collector at Capernaum and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Matthew.
  3. (biblical) The Gospel of St. Matthew, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the first of the four gospels, a book attributed to Matthew the Evangelist.
Matthias Tweet Definition of Matthias Like Definition of Matthias on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical character) The Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
  2. (given name, male), derived from the same source as Matthew.
Methuselah Tweet Definition of Methuselah Like Definition of Methuselah on Facebook
noun
  1. A bottle of Champagne or Burgundy wine containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
proper noun
  1. The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years.
  2. (italbrac, hence) Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age.
Micah Tweet Definition of Micah Like Definition of Micah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. Any of several people in the Old Testament, especially the minor prophet and author of this book.
  3. (given name, male) of Biblical origin.
Michael Tweet Definition of Michael Like Definition of Michael on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ).
  2. (context, Judaism, Christianity) An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.
Miriam Tweet Definition of Miriam Like Definition of Miriam on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical character) Sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. She appears first in the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible.
  2. (given name, female).
Miserere Tweet Definition of Miserere Like Definition of Miserere on Facebook
noun
  1. The 51st Psalm, sometimes set to music.

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