1 [mahrk]

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Provençal marca seizure by warrant (orig. token) < Germanic; see mark1 Unabridged


2 [mahrk]
a product model or type, as of a luxury or racing car.

1905–10; < French: literally, mark, sign, noun derivative of marquer to mark, probably dial. derivative of Old French merc, merche boundary, boundary marker < Old Norse merki (from same Germanic base as march2, mark1, marque1

La Marque

a city in SE coastal Texas. Unabridged
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marque (mɑːk)
1.  a brand of product, esp of a car
2.  an emblem or nameplate used to identify a product, esp a car
3.  See letter of marque
[from French, from marquer to mark1]

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Word Origin & History

"seizure by way of reprisal," 1447, in letters of marque "official permission to capture enemy merchant ships," from Anglo-Fr. mark (1354), from O.Prov. marca "reprisal," from marcar "seize as a pledge, mark," probably from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. marchon "delimit, mark;" see
mark (1)), but the sense evolution is difficult.
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