- Roger (Eugene),1934–85, U.S. baseball player.
- 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.
Origin of Mari
< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man
Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss.
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Examples from the Web for maris
It is not a rose, and the 'Mary' is from 'marinus,' or 'maris.'Storyology
Why do you not pardon me, as you did Maris the blind Chalcedonian?The Death of the Gods
Blind old Maris of Chalcedon came and cursed him to his face.The Arian Controversy
H. M. Gwatkin
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
L'cole des Maris contrasts two methods of education—one suspicious and severe, the other wisely indulgent.A History of French Literature
- another name for Cheremiss
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