Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun see Maid Marian.
  • noun Same as mariet.
  • Of or pertaining to the Virgin Mary: as, the Marian doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Of or pertaining to Queen Mary of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
  • noun Holocentrus marinus, a chætodontoid fish found in the West Indies.
  • Of or pertaining to Caius Marius, a noted Roman general (died 86 b. c.), or his followers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
  • adjective A prominent character in the legend of Robin Hood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A female given name.
  • adjective Of or relating to Gaius Marius, Ancient Roman general and statesman.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Mari people.
  • adjective Christianity Of, or relating to the cult of the Virgin Mary
  • noun historical One of the Scots who remained loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots in the disputes following her deposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or venerating the Virgin Mary

Etymologies

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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.

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Mary +‎ -an

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