Definition of Maranatha

1. n. "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.



Definition of Maranatha

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maranatha

maraca
maracan
maracas
maracatu
maracock
maracocks
marae
maraes
maraging
maragings
marah
marahs
marai
maramie
maramies
maranatha (current term)
maranathas
marang
marang tree
maranta
marantaceous
marantas
marantic
marantic atrophy
marantic endocarditis
marantic oedema
maras
marasca
marasca cherry
marascas

Literary usage of Maranatha

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1. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and by Samuel Rolles Driver, James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie (1900)
"maranatha. Amen. Plainly, then, the term has an inherent .meaning wholly ... maranatha. Hosanna to the Son of David ; blessed i» he that cometh,' etc. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"... maranatha. [D. В.] ANATOLIA, martyr, commemorated July 9 (Mart. Horn. Vet.). [C.] ANATOLIUS, bishop, commemorated ..."

3. Moral Leadership, and Other Sermons by Leighton Parks (1914)
"maranatha "Maran-atha."—I Cor. : 22. SOMETHING like the thrill which the geologist experiences when he uncovers the strata in which is embedded the fossil ..."

4. How England Averted a Revolution of Force: A Survey of the Social Agitation by Benjamin Orange Flower (1903)
"In the poem "Anathema maranatha," he passes from the statement of the more tragic side of social conditions to an appeal to the manhood of the masses: ..."

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