Maranatha Mar`a*nath"a, n. [Aramaic m[=a]ran ath[=a].] ``Our Lord cometh;'' -- an expression used by St. Paul at the conclusion of his first Epistle to the Corinthians (xvi. 22). This word has been used in anathematizing persons for great crimes; as much as to say, ``May the Lord come quickly to take vengeance of thy crimes.'' See {Anathema maranatha}, under {Anathema}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • MARANATHA — Hesych. Μαραναθὰ, ὁ Κύριος ἦλθεν, ἢεἶδον τὸν Κύριον. Vide Suidam. Syriaca vox est, et significat, Dominus venit. 1 Cor. c. 16. v. 22. Si quis non amat Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, sit anathema maranatha. Id est, exponente Theodoretô, Sit… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Maranatha — (Порто Веккьо,Франция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Route de Palombaggia, Route de Piccovagia, 20137 …   Каталог отелей

  • Maranatha — (auch: Maranata; מרנא תא maranâ thâ oder מרן אתא maran athâ ) ist ein aramäischer Ausruf, der wohl von den frühen Christen benutzt wurde. In frühchristlicher Zeit drückte das aramäische Wort Maranatha die Erwartung der nahen Wiederkehr von Jesus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Maranatha —   [aramäisch], eine der ältesten christlichen Gebetsformeln, die auch im griechischen Sprachgebiet in der aramäischen Urfassung gebraucht wurde (1. Korintherbrief 16, 22; Didache 10, 6). Die Bedeutung ist unklar, möglich ist »Unser Herr, komm!«… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Maranatha — late 14c., a Bible word, from Gk. maranatha, untranslated Semitic word in I Cor. xvi:22, where it follows Gk. anathema, and therefore has been taken as part of a phrase and used as a curse. Usually assumed to be from Aramaic maran atha Our Lord… …   Etymology dictionary

  • maranatha — [mar΄ə nath′ə] n. [ME < ML(Ec) < Gr(Ec), assumed to be < Aram māranā thā, O Lord, come, but prob. false transliteration of Heb moḥorām atta, you are put under the ban] an invocation to the Lord, sometimes regarded as forming, with the… …   English World dictionary

  • Maranatha — For other uses, see Maranatha (disambiguation). Part of a series on The Bible …   Wikipedia

  • maranatha — /mar euh nath euh/, interj. O Lord, come: used as an invocation in I Cor. 16:22. [ < Gk maranathá < Aramaic marana tha] * * * …   Universalium

  • maranatha — /mar euh nath euh/, interj. O Lord, come: used as an invocation in I Cor. 16:22. [ < Gk maranathá < Aramaic marana tha] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maranatha —    (1 Cor. 16:22) consists of two Aramean words, Maran athah, meaning, our Lord comes, or is coming. If the latter interpretation is adopted, the meaning of the phrase is, Our Lord is coming, and he will judge those who have set him at nought.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”