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Webster 1913 Edition


Marian

Ma′ri-an

,
Adj.
Pertaining to the
Virgin Mary
, or sometimes to
Mary, Queen of England
, daughter of
Henry VIII
.
Of all the
Marian
martyrs, Mr. Philpot was the best-born gentleman.
Fuller.
Maid Marian
.
(a)
See
Maidmarian
in the Vocabulary.
(a)
A prominent character in the legend of Robin Hood.

Definition 2022


Marian

Marian

See also: Marián and marian

English

Proper noun

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.
Related terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Mary + -an

Adjective

Marian (comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. (Christianity) Of, or relating to the cult of the Virgin Mary
    a Marian apparition
    Marian devotions
Translations

Noun

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

Adjective

Marian (comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. Of or relating to Gaius Marius, Ancient Roman general and statesman.
    Marian reform

Etymology 4

Mari + -an

Adjective

Marian (comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. Of or relating to the Mari people.
    the famous Marian diviner, Asqudum

Anagrams


Finnish

Proper noun

Marian

  1. Genitive singular form of Maria.

French

Proper noun

Marian

  1. A male given name

German

Etymology

From Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius.

Proper noun

Marian

  1. A male given name.

Polish

Etymology

From Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Marian m pers (feminine Marianna)

  1. A male given name.

Declension

marian

marian

See also: Marian and Marián

Old Saxon

Verb

mārian

  1. to praise, to celebrate

Conjugation