- the sister of Mary and Lazarus. Luke 10:38–42; John 11:1–44.
- a female given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “lady.”
Examples from the Web for martha
As noted by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey in dissent, this is an outrageous position.All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions
November 7, 2014
The comparison prompted Kelly to release the terse statement: “Martha McSally is no Gabby Giffords.”The Battle Is On in Gabby Giffords’s Old District
October 9, 2014
He had his wife, Martha, inoculated in Philadelphia, and she came through the process healthy.George Washington, the First Vaxxer
October 5, 2014
Martha Plimpton plays their daughter, coming home after problems in her fourth marriage.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
September 11, 2014
While we know that Washington married Martha Custis, a young widow, in 1759, we have no intimate details about this partnership.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
One, however, as Martha and Mary were in principle, they differed in character.
The defective points of Martha's character seem to have been two.
Treacle, you hear: and for that matter, Martha has no jam to give!Night and Morning, Complete
Martha had been in once, and had been scolded for her pains.
Martha, who was the only maid kept, except the cook, appeared in answer to it.
- Saint Martha New Testament a sister of Mary and Lazarus, who lived at Bethany and ministered to Jesus (Luke 10:38–42). Feast day: July 29 or June 4
Word Origin and History for martha
fem. proper name, from Aramaic Maretha, literally "lady, mistress," fem. of mar, mara "lord, master." As the type name of one concerned with domestic affairs, it is from Luke x:40, 41. Martha's Vineyard discovered 1602 by English explorer Gabriel Archer and apparently named by him, but the identity of the Martha he had in mind is unknown now.