|Subject:||Re: the theories of the name mary|
|Author:||Anneza (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|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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