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{{disambig}}[[Image:Panag_Chrysafitissa.jpg|thumb|right|The Ever-virgin [[Theotokos|Mary the Theotokos]], the Mother of Jesus Christ]] [[Image:MariaGM.jpg|thumb|right|St. Maria the Grandmother of the [[Theotokos]]]] [[Image:Mary_Magdalene.jpg|thumb|right|St. [[Mary Magdalene]]]]The name '''''Mary''''' fem. proper name, O.E. ''Maria'', Marie, "mother of Jesus," from L. ''Maria'', from Gk. ''Mariam'', Maria, from Aram. ''Maryam'', from Heb. ''Miryam'', sister of Moses (Ex. xv.), of unknown origin, said to mean lit. "rebellion." The name "Miriam" is first seen in the [[Old Testament]], one theory is that since they were living in Egypt, it is reasonable to assume that the name is associated with the Egyptian "Mery" or "Meryt" which means "cherished" or "beloved."
'''''"Mary''''' " could refer to any of the following:
*The Ever-virgin '''[[Theotokos|Mary the Theotokos]]''', the Mother of Jesus Christ
*St. Mary the Grandmother of the Theotokos*St. Mary (Miriam or Mariam) the sister of [[Moses]] (celebrated the Sunday before Christmas; [[December 18]])*St. Mary, wife of St. Xenophon ([[January 26]])*St. Mary the martyr, sister of Martha and Lycarion ([[February 8]])*St. Mary the nun (Marinus), daughter of the monk St. Eugene, at Alexandria ([[February 12]])*St. Mary of [[w:Perga|Perga]] ([[March 21]])*'''[[Mary of BethanyEgypt]]'''([[April 1]])*St. Mary the Myrrh-bearer, sister wife of Martha and LazarusCleopas ([[May 23]])*'''[[Mary of EgyptBethany]]''', sister of Martha and Lazarus ([[June 4]])*St. Mary, one of the five virgin-martyrs of [[Caesarea]] in Palestine ([[June 6]])*St. Mary, one of the five nuns martyred in Persia ([[June 9]] and [[September 26]])*St. Mary the Chinese ([[June 11]])*'''[[Mary Magdalene]]'''([[July 22]])*St. Mary of Patrikia or Constantinople, martyr ([[August 9]])*St. Mary of Mesopotamia, niece of St. Abramius the Recluse ([[October 29]])*New-martyr Mary the "Methymopoula" ([[May 1]])   {{disambig}}

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