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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
M or N
 
in the Catechism. M is a contraction of NN (names); N is for name. The respondent is required to give his names if he has more than one, or his name if only one.   1
   In the marriage service, M stands for mas (the man) or mari’tus (the bridegroom), and N for nupta (the bride).   2
   There are some who think M stands for Mary, the patron saint of girls, and N for Nicholas, the patron saint of boys.   3
 


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