Bethany

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek Βηθανία (Bēthanía), from Aramaic בית עניא (beth anya, house of wretchedness). This etymology is highly disputed; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethany#Bethany

Pronunciation

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Proper noun

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Bethany

  1. (biblical) The village where Jesus stayed before going to Jerusalem and being crucified.
  2. (biblical) The village where Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived (Bible, John 11 v. 1)
  3. (biblical) Mary of Bethany, sometimes identified as Mary Magdalene.
  4. A female given name from Aramaic, transferred use of the biblical place name.
  5. Other places naned Bethany elsewhere:
    1. A city, the county seat of Harrison County, Missouri, United States.
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