Martha

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See also: Marþa and mar thà

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Martha, from Ancient Greek Μάρθα (Mártha), from Aramaic מַרְתָּא (martā, mistress), feminine of מרא (mārā).

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Martha

  1. A female given name of biblical origin.
    • 1947, Agatha Christie: The Labours of Hercules:
      They wanted to call her Helen, but I did put my foot down there. Knowing what her mother and father looked like! I tried hard for Martha or Dorcas or something sensible - but it was no good - waste of breath.
  2. The sister of Lazarus and Mary in the New Testament.
    • : Luke 10: 40-42:
      But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful.

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Danish[edit]

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Martha

  1. Martha (biblical figure)
  2. A female given name

German[edit]

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Martha f (genitive Martha)

  1. Martha (biblical figure)
  2. A female given name.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Μάρθα (Mártha), from Aramaic מַרְתָּא (martā).

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Martha f (genitive Marthae); first declension

  1. Martha

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Martha Marthae
genitive Marthae Marthārum
dative Marthae Marthīs
accusative Martham Marthās
ablative Marthā Marthīs
vocative Martha Marthae

Norwegian[edit]

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Martha

  1. A female given name, alternative spelling of Marta

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Martha f

  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Marta