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maranatha

[ mar-uh-nath-uh ]
/ ˌmær əˈnæθ ə /
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interjection

O Lord, come: used as an invocation in 1 Corinthians 16:22.

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Origin of maranatha

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Late Latin Marana tha, from Greek marána thá, from Aramaic māranā thā, of uncertain meaning, traditionally translated “O Lord, come!” or, if the Aramaic phrase is māran ăthā, “Our Lord has come”
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