[mir-ee-uh m]
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  1. Old Testament the sister of Moses and Aaron. (Numbers 12:1–15)Douay name: Mary
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fem. proper name, biblical sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. xv:20), from Hebrew Miryam (see Mary).

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