Definitions for bethanyˈbɛθ ə ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Beth•a•nyˈbɛθ ə ni(n.)
a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives; home of Lazarus.
Category: Geography (places), Bible
The village where Jesus stayed before going to Jerusalem and being crucified.
The village where Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived (Bible, John 11 v. 1)
Mary of Bethany, sometimes identified as Mary Magdalene.
, transferred use of the biblical place name.
Origin: From the Βηθανία from the בית עניא.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
village on E. of the Mount of Olives, abode of Lazarus and his sisters.