Main definitions of Mari in US English:

: Mari1Mari2

Mari1

proper noun

  • An ancient city on the western bank of the Euphrates River in Syria. Its period of greatest importance was late 19th–mid-18th centuries BC; the vast palace of the last king, Zimri-Lin, has yielded an archive of 25,000 cuneiform tablets, which are the principal source for the history of northern Syria and Mesopotamia at that time.

Pronunciation

Mari

/ˈmärē/

Main definitions of Mari in US English:

: Mari1Mari2

Mari2

noun

  • 1A member of a people of the central Volga valley in Russia.

    • ‘This might eventually bring some Mari into the priesthood and make for a more defined missionary outreach to them.’
  • 2The Uralic language of the Mari, which has two dialects with over 700,000 speakers in all.

    Formerly called "Cheremis"

adjective

  • Relating to the Mari or their language.

Origin

The name in Mari.

Pronunciation

Mari

/ˈmärē/