Maranatha

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maranatha “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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maranatha A Grecized form of an Aramaic expression meaning ‘the Lord cometh’ (or according to some ‘the Lord hath come’), found in 1 Cor. xvi. 22 immediately after the word anathema, but having no grammatical connection with it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Maranatha mar-a-nā′tha or mar-a-nath′a See Anathema.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Aramaic māran athā,

Usage

In literature:

To do anything THEY have never done is anathema maranatha.
"Anne Of The Island" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
His opponents were therefore anathema maranatha.
"The Conflict" by David Graham Phillips
Whoso should not join with him in these let him be Anathema Maranatha.
"Ginx's Baby" by Edward Jenkins
Could he help her to become Anathema maranatha among her sister women?
"The Woman Who Did" by Grant Allen
The principles of liberty were the scoff of every grinning courtier, and the Anathema Maranatha of every fawning dean.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The principles of liberty were the scoff of every grinning courtier, and the Anathema Maranatha of every fawning dean.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The principles of liberty were the scoff of every grinning courtier, and the Anathema Maranatha of every fawning dean.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
The smallest lad in the house knows the meaning of all those words except the last two, Anathema Maranatha.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
They had rejected his way, which was the only true way, and were, therefore, anathema maranatha.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
So anathema to editors, maranatha to publishers of all such hypothetical post-obits!
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
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In news:

Pasadena Poly rebounds to defeat Maranatha in four.
The Maranatha High School gym was loud and raucous.
Kincheloe hat trick powers Basehor-Linwood 6-0 victory against Maranatha .
Trey Kincheloe's three goals led Basehor-Linwood boys soccer to a season-opening 6-0 victory against Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee on Friday.
Maranatha Ministries acts on vision for free area church camp.
Maranatha Ministries plans groundbreaking for camp.
Maranatha 's expands, adds new owners.
After expanding into an adjacent storefront that formerly was a bridal shop and adding new spa services, Maranatha 's Salon, Spa and Tanning held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 29.
BLHS girls soccer narrowly edged by Maranatha .
Maranatha 's Raises $3,203 For Mammography.
PASADENA – The Minutemen of Maranatha are off to a strong start, with wins over Big Bear, Azusa and archrival La Salle.
Maranatha 's Donates To SAFE, Lighthouse.
A fundraising raffle held recently by Maranatha 's Salon of Vandalia raised $3,212 that will be split by two area charities, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) and Lighthouse Pregnancy Center.
Maranatha Assembly of God will present "Witness" to audiences this week.
Basehor-Linwood soccer drops opener to Maranatha .
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