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From Middle French marri, from Old French mari (grieved, sad), past participle of marir (to get angry, become distressed), from Frankish *marrijan (to hinder, prevent, make angry), from Proto-Germanic *marzijaną (to prevent, obstruct, spoil), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (to trouble, confuse, ignore, forget). Cognate with Old High German marrjan, marren (to prevent, bother, make angry). Compare also Old French esmeriz (flustered, grieved), from the same source. More at maraud, mar.


marri (feminine singular marrie, masculine plural marris, feminine plural marries)

  1. (obsolete) flustered, angry
  2. (archaic) saddened, sad; despondent
  3. (archaic) ruthful, rueful, contrite


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marri m (oblique and nominative feminine singular marrie)

  1. angry; angered
    • circa 1120, Philippe de Taon, Bestiaire, line 906:
      Li asne est marri lores quant fait sun cri
      the donkey is angry when he does his cry


  • Middle French: marri
    • French: marri (obsolete, archaic)