- blessed virgin
- the Virgin
The Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.
Other Word Forms of Mary
Origin of Mary
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).
Late Latin Maria from Greek Maria, Mariam from Hebrew miryām rym in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Mary, female name.
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