Marianne

[ mair-ee-an, mar- ]
/ ˌmɛər iˈæn, ˌmær- /
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noun

the French Republic, personified as a woman.
a female given name.
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Marianne

/ (French marjan) /

noun

a female figure personifying the French republic after the Revolution (1789)
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Word Origin and History for marianne

Marianne


fem. proper name, from French, a variant of Marian; sometimes anglicized as Mary Anne. Name of a republican secret society formed in France in 1851, hence "personification of the French Republic."

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