Marian


Marian

Marian [mair-ee-uh n or for 5, mar-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

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

noun

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

Origin of Marian First recorded in 1600–10; Mary + -an Examples from the Web for marian Contemporary Examples of marian

  • Marian Goodman, for example, brought only works by Gerard Richter.

    Re-Framing the Art Market

    Judith H. Dobrzynski

    February 23, 2009

  • My love affair with the divine, demure, and undeniably sexy Marian Robinson.

    Hail to the First Granny

    Mo Rocca

    January 24, 2009

  • When Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, moves to Washington, she’ll help redefine the notion of the ‘all-American’ family.

    Grandma-in-Chief

    Patricia J. Williams

    November 26, 2008

  • One plan being discussed is for them to stay in the care of their grandmother, Marian Robinson.

    Will the Obama Kids Stay in Chicago with Grandma?

    Scott Horton

    November 13, 2008

  • Likewise do not name your dog Marian, Frederick, or Patricia.

    10 Ways to Avoid Hipster Baby Names

    Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry

    October 14, 2008

  • Historical Examples of marian

  • “You go straight ahead and select any location you like,” said Marian.

    Her Father’s Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • And it occurred to him that Linda and Marian were dominating the party.

    Her Father’s Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Marian turned to him—the same Marian he had fallen in love with when they were children.

    Her Father’s Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Marian was prepared to be the mental, the spiritual, and the physical mate of a man.

    Her Father’s Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • The experience of the previous night taught Marian that Linda had arrived.

    Her Father’s Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • British Dictionary definitions for marian Marian adjective

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

    noun

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

    Word Origin and History for marian Marian adj.

    “of Mary,” 1701, referring to the Virgin; also (c.1600) in reference to the reign of Mary Queen of England (1553-58); and (1902) to Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587).

    Marian

    fem. proper name, collateral form of Marion, a diminutive of French Marie (see Mary), but often taken for a compound of Mary and Anne.

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