Definition of San Marino in US English:

San Marino

proper noun

  • A republic that forms a small enclave in Italy, near Rimini; population 32,000 (estimated 2015); capital, the town of San Marino; language, Italian (official).

It is perhaps Europe's oldest state, claiming to have been independent almost continuously since its founding in the 4th century

Origin

Said to be named after Marino, a Dalmatian stonecutter who fled there to escape the persecution of Christians under Diocletian.

Pronunciation

San Marino

/ˌsan məˈrēnō//ˌsæn məˈrinoʊ/