- fem. proper name (c. 1300), from Old French Margaret (French Marguerite), from Late Latin Margarita, female name, literally "pearl," from Greek margarites (lithos) "pearl," of unknown origin, "probably adopted from some Oriental language" [OED]; compare Sanskrit manjari "cluster of flowers," also said by Indian linguists to mean "pearl," cognate with manju "beautiful." Arabic marjan probably is from Greek, via Syraic marganitha. The word was widely perverted in Germanic languages by folk-etymology, for example Old English meregrot, which has been altered to mean literally "sea-pebble."
- 1. Prime candidate to take over his job is Margaret Ramsay.
- 2. Margaret was always mischievous and set on her own individual course.
- 3. Princess Margaret toned with her in a turquoise print dress.
- 4. Margaret resides with her invalid mother in a London suburb.
- 5. Princess Margaret is divorced from Lord Snowdon.
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