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[mahr-koh-man-ahy] /ˌmɑr koʊˈmæn aɪ/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
an ancient Germanic people who lived in central Europe.
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[mahr-koh-man-ik] /ˌmɑr koʊˈmæn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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name of a Teutonic tribe, from Latin Marcomanni, from a Germanic compound, literally "men of the border;" cf. Old High German mark, Old English mearc "border" (see march (n.2)). For second element, see man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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