Other Forms FormsMirofora, Myrofora, Murophora
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 3/24/2014
Derived from Greek Μυροφόροι (Myrophóroi) meaning "Myrrhbearers", which in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is a term that refers to the women with myrrh who came to the tomb of Christ early in the morning, only to find it empty. The term is ultimately derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "myrrh" (also see Myron) and Greek φορεύς (phoreus) meaning "bearer, carrier".