Margaret

Margaret fem. proper name (c.1300), from O.Fr. Margaret (Fr. Marguerite), from L.L. Margarita, female name, lit. "pearl," from Gk. margarites (lithos) "pearl," of unknown origin, "probably adopted from some Oriental language" [OED]; Cf. Skt. manjari "cluster of flowers," also said by Indian linguists to mean "pearl," cognate with manju "beautiful." Arabic marjan probably is from Gk., via Syraic marganitha. The word was widely perverted in Germanic languages by folk-etymology, Cf. O.E. meregrot, which has been altered to mean lit. "sea-pebble."

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