Mari [mah-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural Ma·ris, (especially collectively) Ma·ri for 1.

  1. a member of a Uralic people living in scattered communities north of Cheboksary and Kazan in European Russia, mainly in the Mari Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
  2. the Finnic language of the Mari.

Origin of Mari Russian mári (not declined) Mari marij Mari, manAlso called Cheremis, Cheremiss. Examples from the Web for mari Contemporary Examples of mari

  • “The older children who starved gave their food to the younger ones,” said Mari.

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  • Proving that Russian food is more than borscht, Mari Vanna in Dupont is cozy and offers hearty food that will fill you right up.

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  • Historical Examples of mari

  • This proves that Trundle was the mari de la femme, with no will of his own.

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    Percy Fitzgerald

  • It was something to boast of that the proud Mari’ Anto’ had heard him through.

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    Alphonse Daudet

  • “The people there don’t dress as we do, either,” answered Mari.

    Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • The living-room, where Mari had been working, was large and high.

    Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • This is what Mari’s great-grandma had believed, and was she not a sensible woman?

    Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • British Dictionary definitions for mari Mari noun plural Mari or Maris

    1. another name for Cheremiss
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