Bethany

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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek Βηθανία (Bēthania) from the Aramaic בית עניא (house of suffering).

Proper nounEdit

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, transferred use of the biblical place name.

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 19:30