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[mir-ee-uh m] /ˈmɪr i əm/
the sister of Moses and Aaron. Num. 26:59.
a female given name, form of Mary. Unabridged
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  • He was on the other side of Miriam, and his unsavoury presence was nearer to her than I cared for.

    Upsidonia Archibald Marshall
  • It had happened the very morning Miriam received her message.

  • But Miriam was silent, and refused to lift her face from the pattern of the plate over which she bent low.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898) Marshall Mather
  • Aunt Miriam and Simon were sympathetic, but could offer no advice.

    Christmas Light Ethel Calvert Phillips
  • So they let them examine to their hearts' content; and Miriam says the sympathy of all was extraordinary.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary Sarah Margan Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for Miriam


(Old Testament) the sister of Moses and Aaron. (Numbers 12:1–15) Douay name Mary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Miriam

fem. proper name, biblical sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. xv:20), from Hebrew Miryam (see Mary).

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