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Miriam

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Etymology

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.

Proper noun

Miriam

  1. (Biblical) Sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. She appears first in the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible.
  2. A female given name.

Quotations

  • 1611 King James Version of the Bible: Exodus 15:20:
    And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

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Proper noun

Miriam f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Miriam.

Danish

Proper noun

Miriam

  1. A female given name, variant of Mirjam.

German

Proper noun

Miriam [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Miriam]]

  1. A female given name, variant of Mirjam.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Miriam

  1. A female given name, variant of Mirjam.

Swedish

Proper noun

Miriam

  1. A female given name, variant of Mirjam.

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