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noun, plural Ma·ris, (especially collectively) Ma·ri 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.

Origin of Mari

< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man
Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for maris

Historical Examples of maris

  • It is not a rose, and the 'Mary' is from 'marinus,' or 'maris.'


    Benjamin Taylor

  • Why do you not pardon me, as you did Maris the blind Chalcedonian?

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

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

  • Here, as in the cole des maris, Molire turns to the ethics of marriage for his materials.

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

British Dictionary definitions for maris


noun plural Mari or Maris

another name for Cheremiss
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