Mar`a*nath"a (?), n. [Aramaic maran atha.]

"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.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.