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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, probably Celtic and meaning literally "sea bright;" compare Welsh Meriel, Meryl, Irish Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel, from muir "sea" (see mere (n.)) + geal "bright."


Muriel may refer to:

  • Muriel (given name), including a list of people and fictional characters with this name
Muriel (angel)

Muriel, whose name is derived from the Greek myrrh, is a Domination or Dominion (one of the 'Second Sphere' Angels) in Western Christian Angelology. Muriel is the Angel of the Month of June, is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer, and is invoked from the South.

Muriel (film)

Muriel (, literally Muriel, or the Time of a Return) is a 1963 French film directed by Alain Resnais. It was Resnais's third feature film, following Hiroshima mon amour (1959) and L'Année dernière à Marienbad (1961), and in common with those films it explores the challenge of integrating a remembered or imagined past with the life of the present. It also makes oblique reference to the controversial subject of the Algerian War, which had recently been brought to an end. Muriel was Resnais's second collaboration with Jean Cayrol, who had also written the screenplay of Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955).

Muriel (given name)

Muriel is a feminine given name in the English language.

Usage examples of "muriel".

I dug my heels into the carpet, rocking the chair, more Blackshirts rushing towards me, pushing past Muriel, the big guy, McGruder, among them.

At any moment those Blackshirts would be up on the benches to get a better shot at me, so I re-holstered the pistol and bundled Muriel out the door, breaking into a run as soon as we hit open air.

Grady answered, beginning to feel sorry for Muriel, for all of the Peevers children.

Muriel asked, looking to Annie, who must have seemed the sanest person in the room.

Muriel was chatting to Wilhelm Stem before a tall mirror over an empty fireplace at the far end of the room, and an elegant couple they made, she in a slim floor-length gown that shimmered silver, cut high from shoulder to shoulder, with long tight sleeves, her hair once again held to one side but this time by a decorative comb, while he wore a dark evening suit, white handkerchief, probably silk, peeping from his breast pocket, his tie a deep grey worn against a white shirt.

Muriel and Cissie were staring at Wilhelm Stern, shocked by his words.

It wasn't my intentionto pass the reins into his hands, I don't mind tellingyou, but Muriel insisted it would be better for him to takesome responsibility now, while we're still here to keep aneye on him.

To-night, however, he prayed that he might live just long enough to welcome back Muriel Graham's son with his honour redeemed and his great fault atoned.

Often Muriel and I would discuss how we'd come together, the chance and circumspectness of it, other times the many ways in which, jigsawlike, our curves and turnings had become a whole.

He lighted himself a White Owl, better than Robert Burns though not much, he had been recommended to try Muriel but he had once known a girl called Muriel, and he looked through the great window at the dusking carpark.

Dugan, this is the Baltimore City Police and I'm calling about your daughter Muriel.

Muriel Chess was deadtwo weeks after a cop named De Soto had been looking for her.

Over her jeans now she wore an embroidered dirndl skirt-her gift from Muriel, purchased last week at Value Village.

Gladys now high in the Eastern Star, and Muriel, married to Henryton's leading hardware and furniture dealerMuriel, mother of the sweetest twins in Evarts County.

Now he made a full breakfast, and he insisted that Muriel sit at the table with them.