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[mar-is] /ˈmær ɪs/
Roger (Eugene) 1934–85, U.S. baseball player.


[mah-ree] /ˈmɑ ri/
noun, plural Maris (especially collectively) Mari for 1.
a member of a Uralic people living in scattered communities north of Cheboksary and Kazan in European Russia, mainly in the Mari Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
the Finnic language of the Mari.
Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss.
Origin of Mari
< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man Unabridged
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  • The name is supposed to be derived from Maris linea, and to indicate that originally the sea came up to it.

  • Blind old Maris of Chalcedon came and cursed him to his face.

    The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
  • Why do you not pardon me, as you did Maris the blind Chalcedonian?

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • L'cole des Maris contrasts two methods of education—one suspicious and severe, the other wisely indulgent.

  • Qui, diuiso cum fratre regno, Maris possessionem sortitus, regem Sclaui Scalcum maritimis copiis lacessitum oppressit.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Having incensed it, he intoned the Ave, Maris Stella, and the procession began to move.

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • Here, as in the cole des Maris, Molire turns to the ethics of marriage for his materials.

    Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams
  • He returned to comedy, and brought out a piece entitled "L'Ecoledes Maris," which achieved a brilliant success.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • The expression σηρικα δερματα of the author of the Periplus Maris Erythraei means skins from the silk country.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Mary, who had been called Maris Stella, the morning star, gradually assumed the symbol of the all-conquering sun.

British Dictionary definitions for Maris


noun (pl) Mari, Maris
another name for Cheremiss
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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