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 has come," which would make the common usage erroneous (see OED entry), but possibly it is a false transliteration of Hebrew mohoram atta "you are put under the ban," which would make more sense in the context. [Klein]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [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

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