מר

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Etymology 1[edit]

Root
מ־ר־ר

Compare Arabic مُرّ(murr), Classical Syriac ܡܪܝܪܐ(marrīrā), Akkadian 𒋀 (marru), and Ugaritic 𐎎𐎗 (mr).

Adjective[edit]

מַר (mar) (feminine מָרָה‎, masculine plural מָרִים‎, feminine plural מָרוֹת‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. bitter (having an acrid taste)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Classical Syriac ܡܪܐ(mārā). Perhaps reinforced by English Mr.

Noun[edit]

מַר (marm

  1. Mister (a title of respect for a man, preceding his surname in Modern Hebrew)
  2. (Medieval) master (an honorific preceding a name, often one of many)
    • 1172, Moshe ben Maimon, Epistle to Yemen:
      לכבוד גדול קדוש מר ורב יעקב החכם והנבון, הנחמד, היקר, הנכבד, בן כבוד גדול קדוש מר ורב נתנאל פיומי, העיד המימן, עיד ארץ תימן, ראש הקהילות ושוע המקהלות בארץ תימן.‎‎
      To the honored, great, and holy Master and Teacher, Yaakov, wise and genial, dear and revered sage, son of the honored, great, and holy Master and Teacher, Nathaniel Fayyumi, distinguished Prince of Yemen, president of its congregations, leader of its communities.

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