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Marian

[ mair-ee-uhn or, for 5, mar- ]
/ ˈmɛər i ən or, for 5, ˈmær- /
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adjective

of or relating to the Virgin Mary.
of or relating to some other Mary, as Mary Tudor of England or Mary, Queen of Scots.

noun

a person who has a particular devotion to the Virgin Mary.
an adherent or defender of Mary, Queen of Scots.
a female given name, form of Mary.

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Origin of Marian

First recorded in 1600–10; Mary + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Marian

Marian
/ (ˈmɛərɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus
of or relating to some other Mary, such as Mary, Queen of Scots or Mary I of England

noun

a person who has a special devotion to the Virgin Mary
a supporter of some other Mary
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