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EtymologyEdit

Root
מ־ר־ר

Compare מַר(már, bitter).

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NounEdit

מָרוֹר (marórm (plural indefinite מְרוֹרִים‎)

  1. Maror, bitter herbs: a bitter vegetable, such as horseradish or romaine lettuce, eaten at the Passover seder as a reminder of the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.
    • Exodus 12:8 (with King James translation):
      וְאָכְלוּ אֶת־הַבָּשָׂר בַּלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה צְלִי־אֵשׁ וּמַצּוֹת עַל־מְרֹרִים יֹאכְלֻהוּ׃‎‎
      v'akh'lú ét-habasár baláyla hazé ts'lí-ésh umatsót ál-m'rorím yokh'lúhu.
      And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; [and] with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it.

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