Marian

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See also: Marián and marian

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A variant of Marion, a medieval diminutive of Mary, often also interpreted as a contraction of Mary and Ann, or as a variant of Mariana.

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. A female given name.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1: Act III, Scene III:
      There's no more faith in thee than in a steward prune, nor no more truth in thee than in a drawn fox; and for womanhood, Maid Marian may be the deputy's wife of the ward to thee.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Mary +‎ -an

Adjective[edit]

Marian (comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. (Christianity) Of, or relating to the cult of the Virgin Mary
    a Marian apparition
    Marian devotions
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Noun[edit]

Marian (plural Marians)

  1. (historical) One of the Scots who remained loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots in the disputes following her deposition.

Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Marian (comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. Of or relating to Gaius Marius, Ancient Roman general and statesman.
    Marian reform
  2. Of or relating to the Mari people.
    the famous Marian diviner, Asqudum

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. Genitive singular form of Maria.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. A male given name

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius.

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. A male given name.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marian m pers (feminine Marianna)

  1. A male given name.

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