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Brewer's: Wroth Money

or Wroth Silver. Money paid to the lord in lieu of castle guard for military service; a tribute paid for killing accidentally some person of note; a…

Mari

(Encyclopedia) Mari, city, Turkmenistan: see Mary .

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary or Mari mä´rē [key], city (1991 pop. 94,900), capital of Mary region, SE Turkmenistan. Lying in a large oasis of the Kara Kum desert, on the Murgab River…

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary, in the New Testament. 1 Mary , the Virgin. 2 Mary Magdalene . 3 Wife of Cleophas . 4 Mary of Bethany, sister of…

Mari

(Encyclopedia) Mari mä´rē [key], ancient city of Mesopotamia (modern Syria). It is on the middle Euphrates, south of its junction with the Habor (Khabur). The site was discovered by…

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary, in the Bible, mother of Jesus. Christian tradition reckons her the principal saint, naming her variously the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady, and Mother of God (Gr…

Marie

(Encyclopedia) Marie mərē´ [key], 1875–1938, queen of Romania, consort of Ferdinand . The daughter of Alfred, duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, she was the…

Mary I

(Encyclopedia) Mary I (Mary Tudor), 1516–58, queen of England (1553–58), daughter of Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragón . Early Life While Mary was a…

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary, 1867–1953, queen consort of George V of England. Daughter of the duke of Teck and great-granddaughter of George III, she was engaged first to George's elder…

Maris

(Encyclopedia) Maris mä´rĭs [key], three Dutch painters, who were brothers. Jacob or Jakob Maris, 1837–99, the most celebrated, painted domestic interiors but is…