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Middle English marien, from Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Marry]] [[marier#Patrono:Xno|marier]], from Latin marītāre 'to wed', from marītus 'husband, suitor', from Proto-Indo-European *méri̯os, meri̯ha 'young man, young woman' (cf. Welsh morwyn 'girl', merch 'daughter', Crimean Gothic marzus 'wedding', Ancient Greek meîrax 'boy, girl', Lithuanian martì 'bride', Avestan mairya 'yeoman', Sanskrit máryas 'young man, suitor').[1]


to Marry

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to Marry (third-person singular simple present marries, present participle Marrying, simple past and past participle married)
  1. (intransitive) To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
    Neither of her daughters showed any desire to marry.
  2. (intransitive) To be joined together as spouses according to law or custom.
    Jones and Smith will marry in June.
  3. (transitive) To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining spouses, ostensibly for life; to constitute a marital union according to the laws or customs of the place.
    A justice of the peace will marry Jones and Smith.
  4. (transitive) To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife or husband.
    The king is keen to marry his daughters to influential princes.
  5. (transitive) To take for husband or wife.
    In some cultures, it is acceptable for an uncle to marry his niece.
  6. (transitive) Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.
    The attempt to marry medieval plainsong with speed metal produced interesting results.
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  1. J.P. Mallory and D.Q. Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "woman" (London: Dearborn Fitzroy, 1997), 656.

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Etymology 2Modificar

Said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.



  1. archaic, Indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.
    • William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part ii, Act 1, Scene 2,
      I have chequed him for it, and the young lion repents; marry, not in ashes and sackcloth, but in new silk and old sack.zh-min-nan:marry

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