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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     oppression, a small Syrian kingdom near Geshur, east of the
     Hauran, the district of Batanea (Josh. 13:13; 2 Sam. 10:6,8; 1
     Chr. 19:7).
       (2.) A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native population

     of Geshur. She became one of David's wives, and was the mother
     of Absalom (2 Sam. 3:3).
       (3.) The father of Hanan, who was one of David's body-guard (1
     Chr. 11:43).
       (4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chr.
     11:20-22), the third wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijam (1
     Kings 15:2). She is called "Michaiah the daughter of Uriel," who
     was the husband of Absalom's daughter Tamar (2 Chr. 13:2). Her
     son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne.
       (5.) The father of Achish, the king of Gath (1 Kings 2:39),
     called also Maoch (1 Sam. 27:2).

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Maachah, pressed down; worn; fastened

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