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Talitha Cumi

TALITHA CUMI tăl’ ə thə ku’ mī (ταλιθὰ κου̂μι, derived from Aram. טַלְיְתָא קוּמִי, meaning damsel, arise). Mark preserves Peter’s vivid memory of the exact words of Jesus in raising the girl to life (Mark 5:41). Note other Aram. words of Jesus (7:34; 15:34) and of Peter (Acts 9:40). They come naturally to the Galilean. No magic formula is involved.