P martins

Martins

[mahr-tnz]
noun
Peter, born 1946, U.S. choreographer and ballet master, born in Denmark.
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martin
"kind of swallow-like bird" (Chelidon urbica), 1580s, from Scot. martoune (mid-15c.), from M.Fr. martin, from the masc. proper name in some sense. Writers in 17c. said it was named for St. Martin of Tours (d. 397 C.E.), whose festival day (Martinmas) is Nov. 11, about the time the birds depart.

Martin
masc. proper name, from L. Martinus, derivative of Mars (gen. Martis), Roman god of war.
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Martin Mar·tin (mär'tn), Lillien Jane. 1851-1943.

American psychologist who is noted for her pioneering work in gerontology.

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