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Complete Definition of "Mary"

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Etymology
L. Maria, from Gr. Î�Î~+mn~Ï�ίÎ~+mn~ (Maria), Î�Î~+mn~Ï�ιάμ (Mariam), possibly from Aramaic ×�ר×�×� (MaryÄ�m), bitter, from a root ×�ר (<small>MR</small>) meaning "to be bitter". The name corresponds to the Hebrew ×�ר×�×� (MiryÄ�m), Old Testament Miriam. The meaning is much debated.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-Mary.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-��ri|-��ri

Proper noun
en-noun

  1. given name|female. It was considered too sacred to use before the end of the 12th century; very popular from the 17th to the 20th century.
  2. The Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.
  3. biblical character Several other women in the New Testament, notably Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha.

Derived terms
Marian
bloody Mary
Mary Ann
Mary Jane

Quotations
1821 Lord Byron: Don Juan: Canto the Fifth: IV:

Related terms
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Mae
Mamie
Maria
Mariah
Marian
Marian
Mariana
Marianne
Marie
Marilyn
Marion
Marisa
Marissa
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Marlene
Maryann
Maureen
May
Maya
Mayme
Mia
Moira
Mollie
Molly
Mya
Polly
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Translations
trans-top|female given name
Amharic:
Arabic: Ù�Ø~+mn~Ù�Ù� (Maryam)
Aramaic:

Basque: Miren
Breton: Mari
Bulgarian: �а�и� (Marija)
Catalan: Maria
Cornish: Marya
Czech: Marie#Czech|Marie f
Danish: Maria#Danish|Maria, Marie
Dutch: Maria
Estonian: Maarja
Faeroer: Maria
Finnish: Maria#Finnish|Maria
French: Marie
Frisian: Maria
Galician: María
German: Maria#German|Maria
Greek: Î�Î~+mn~Ï�ίÎ~+mn~ (María)
Hebrew: �ר�� (Miry�m)
Hungarian: Mária
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Icelandic: María
Indonesian: Mariam
Irish: Máire
Italian: Maria#Italian|Maria
Korean: �리�(Mah-ri-ah)
Latin: Maria
Latvian: Marija
Lithuanian: Marija
Macedonian: �а�и� (Marija)
Maltese: Marija
Norwegian: Maria#Norwegian|Maria
Polish: Maria#Polish|Maria
Portuguese: María
Provençal: Mireya
Roumanian: Maria
Russian: �а�и� (Marija, Marya)
Serbian: �а�и� (Marija)
Scottish Gaelic: Màiri
Spanish: María
Slovene: Marija
Swedish: Maria#Swedish|Maria
Turkish: Meryem
Welsh: Mair
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Danish

Proper noun
Mary

  1. given name|female||da: borrowed from English.

Norwegian

Proper noun
Mary

  1. given name|female||no: borrowed from English.

Swedish

Proper noun
Mary

  1. given name|female||sv: borrowed from English.

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