Mary meaning

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In the New Testament, the mother of Jesus. According to Christian doctrine, she conceived while still a virgin, through the action of the Holy Spirit.
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A female given name.
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(Ireland, dated) A middle name for a male, given in honour of the Virgin Mary.
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(person) 1662-94; queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-94), ruling jointly with her husband, William III: daughter of James II.
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Any of several other women in the New Testament, notably Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha.
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In the New Testament, a sister of Lazarus and Martha and a friend of Jesus.
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(gay slang, chiefly US) A male homosexual.
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The 19th sura (chapter) of the Quran.
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The Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.
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Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as the wife of George V. Two of her sons ascended to the throne as Edward VIII and George VI.
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(person) (Mary Tudor) 1516-58; queen of England (1553-58): daughter of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon: wife of Philip II of Spain.
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(name, person, proper) A feminine name: dim. Mamie, Molly, Polly; masc. & fem. Marie, Marion; var. Mae, Maria, Marietta, Marilyn, May, Miriam; equiv. Ir. Maureen, Moira, Fr. Marie, Marion, Ger., It., & Sp. Maria, Pol. Marya.
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Origin of mary

  • Late Latin Maria from Greek Maria, Mariam from Hebrew miryām rym in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Mary, female name.

    From Wiktionary