Mar·​i·​anne | \ ˌmarēˈan, ˌmer-, ˌmār-; ˌmaarēˈaa(ə)n\
variants: or less commonly Marianna \ -​ˈanə \
plural -s

Definition of Marianne

: the French Republic personified : the French people

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History and Etymology for Marianne

French, from Marianne, French republican society of the 1850s with the aim of overthrowing Napoleon III, from the feminine name Marianne

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to gather or build up little by little

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