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Subject: Re: the theories of the name mary
Author: Anneza   (guest, 163.200.81.4)
Date: April 22, 2003 at 8:08:47 AM
Reply to: the theories of the name mary by molly
I'm pretty vague about this, but it has been my impression that Mara is a Hebrew name meaning Bitterness. It depends, perhaps, on how close Mara is to Miriam - who is a character who features in Exodus and may well have had an Egyptian name quite naturally.

Problems arise with names - any old words, actually - in languages where the vowels are omitted in writing. Several millennia later, it's often anyone's guess where and what they would have been.

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