Marian



[mair-ee-uh n or for 5, mar-] /ˈmɛər i ən or for 5, ˈmær-/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the .
2.
of or relating to some other , as of England or , Queen of Scots.
noun
3.
a person who has a particular devotion to the .
4.
an adherent or defender of , Queen of Scots.
5.
a female given name, form of .
/ˈmɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus
2.
of or relating to some other Mary, such as Mary, Queen of Scots or Mary I of England
noun
3.
a person who has a special devotion to the Virgin Mary
4.
a supporter of some other Mary
adj.

“of Mary,” 1701, referring to the Virgin; also (c.1600) in reference to the reign of Mary Queen of England (1553-58); and (1902) to Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587).

fem. proper name, collateral form of Marion, a diminutive of French Marie (see Mary), but often taken for a compound of Mary and Anne.

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