Mara @ bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself because of her misfortunes Ruth:1:20).
Marah @ bitterness, a fountain at the sixth station of the Israelites Exodus:15:23-24; Numbers:33:8) whose waters were so bitter that they could not drink them. On this account they murmured against Moses, who, under divine direction, cast into the fountain "a certain tree" which took away its bitterness, so that the people drank of it. This was probably the 'Ain Hawarah, where there are still several springs of water that are very "bitter," distant some 47 miles from 'Ayun Mousa.
Maralah @ trembling, a place on the southern boundary of Zebulun Joshua:19:11). It has been identified with the modern M'alul, about 4 miles south-west of Nazareth.
Maranatha @ ( 1Corinthians:16:22) consists of two Aramean words, Maran'athah, meaning, "our Lord comes," or is "coming." If the latter interpretation is adopted, the meaning of the phrase is, "Our Lord is coming, and he will judge those who have set him at nought." (Comp. Philippians:4:5; James:5:8-9.)