Miriam

[ mir-ee-uh m ]
/ ˈmɪr i əm /
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noun

the sister of Moses and Aaron. Num. 26:59.
a female given name, form of Mary.

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Miriam

/ (ˈmɪrɪəm) /

noun

Old Testament the sister of Moses and Aaron. (Numbers 12:1–15)Douay name: Mary
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Word Origin and History for miriam

Miriam

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

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