Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Holocentrus marinus, a chætodontoid fish found in the West Indies.
  • 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 see Maid Marian.
  • noun Same as mariet.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • proper noun A female given name.

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  • adjective of or relating to or venerating the Virgin Mary

Etymologies

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Mary +‎ -an

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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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