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From Old Irish Maire, from Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מַרְיָם (maryām) or Hebrew מִרְיָם (miryām).


Proper noun[edit]

Muire f (genitive Mhuire)

  1. Mary (mother of Jesus)

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Máire (the girl’s name Mary and the name of the other biblical Marys)


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Muire Mhuire not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • 2 Muire” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "Muire" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Muire f

  1. Alternative form of Moire