16:57 Feb 25, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: marcus
male name

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na +1Marcus.
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Elisa Capelão



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Marcus is already in latin...

please see some references:

Latin Literature
... Author, Title / Latin Text, Translation(s), Abelard, Peter, Historia Calamitatum, ... Hieronymus
Vida, Marcus, Scacchia Ludus, Translation Needed. Hirtius (?), De Bello ...
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... in English and Latin; For Marcellus in English and Latin; For Marcus Caelius in English
and Latin; For Marcus Fonteius in English and Latin; For Marcus Tullius in ...
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Stoicism: Marcus Aurelius. The Stoic emperor
... Marcus Aurelius Meditations [Greek] Greek and English $19.95, Lives of the Later
Caesars [Latin] including Marcus and Commodus Greek and English $19.95, ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero
... Pro Cluentio Pro Lege Manilia 65 Son Marcus born 63 Cicero consul In Catilinam Pro ... and
Divination: the Formation of a Latin Discourse," JRS 76 (1986) 33-46. ...
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Category: Arts > Classical Studies > Roman > Cicero

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The name Marcus in English was borrowed centuries ago from Latin. It is a Latin name, originally, not an English name. The English name "Mark" or "Marc" is simply a shortened form of this (Latin) name.

In Latin it originally meant, "belonging to (the god) Mars". Mars was one of the major deities thought to protect Rome, who was also the god of war. The name "Mars" itself was a shortened form, the older form being "Mavors" (pronounced MAH-wohrs). By by classical times, however, no one really thought much about that ancient meaning. Most people in the second and first centuries B.C. just thought of it as a regular name, instead.

Likewise in English we rarely think "Rocky" as meaning "made of rocks" or "Barb" as meaning "a thorn-like protuberance".

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