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Subject: Re: the theories of the name mary
Author: Nell   (guest, 217.39.35.102)
Date: April 22, 2003 at 12:08:40 PM
Reply to: the theories of the name mary by molly
the theory for rebelliousness is the hebrew word 'meri' (/ accent over the i). It is doubtful this is the meaning of miriam, as meri is in the accusative case, and hebrew names are rarely derived from the acc..
I'm basically regurgitating what i read in 'oxford dictionary of english christian names', by EG Withycombe, a book i had little chance to read, since the librarians chucked it out and brought in a reference only book, which i was too repulsed to read.

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