- An ancient city on the west bank of the Euphrates, in Syria. Its period of greatest importance was from the late 19th to the mid 18th centuries bc; the vast palace of the last king, Zimri-Lim, 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.
noun (plural same or Maris)
- 1A member of a people of the central Volga valley in Russia.More example sentences
- This might eventually bring some Mari into the priesthood and make for a more defined missionary outreach to them.
- 2 [mass noun] The Uralic language of the Mari, which has two dialects with over 700,000 speakers in all. Formerly called Cheremis.
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the name in Mari.