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  • proper n. Sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed.
  • proper n. A female given name.


From Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), possibly from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), bitter, from a root מר (MR) meaning "to be bitter". The meaning of this name which is the Old Testament equivalent of Mary has been debated for centuries. Some say that it mean mutiny / rebellion / disobedience from a root מרי. (Wiktionary)



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