Mary

noun
\ ˈmer-ē How to pronounce Mary (audio) , ˈma-rē, ˈmā-rē How to pronounce Mary (audio) \

Definition of Mary

1 : the mother of Jesus
2 : a sister of Lazarus and Martha and a friend of Jesus

First Known Use of Mary

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mary

Late Latin Maria, from Greek Mariam, Maria, from Hebrew Miryām Miriam

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