Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      : Act III, Scene III:
      There's no more faith in thee than in a steward prune, nor no more truth in thee than in a drawn fox; and for womanhood, Maid Marian may be the deputy's wife of the ward to thee.
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  1. (Christianity) Of or relating to the Virgin Mary.
    a Marian apparition
    Marian devotions
  2. Of or relating to Mary, Queen of Scots.
Translations Noun

Marian (plural Marians)

  1. (historical) One of the Scots who remained loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots in the disputes following her deposition.


  1. Of or relating to Gaius Marius, Ancient Roman general and statesman.
    Marian reform


  1. Of or relating to the Mari people.
    the famous Marian diviner, Asqudum

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