marcus valerius martialis

Martial

[mahr-shuhl]
noun
(Marcus Valerius Martialis) a.d. 43?–104?, Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain.
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martial (ˈmɑːʃəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or characteristic of war, soldiers, or the military life
 
[C14: from Latin martiālis of Mars1]
 
'martialism
 
n
 
'martialist
 
n
 
'martially
 
adv
 
'martialness
 
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Martial1 (ˈmɑːʃəl)
 
adj
of or relating to Mars

Martial2 (ˈmɑːʃəl)
 
n
full name Marcus Valerius Martialis. ?40--?104 ad, Latin epigrammatist and poet, born in Spain

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martial
late 14c., from L. martialis "of Mars or war," from Mars (gen. Martis), Roman god of war. Martial law first recorded 1530s.
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