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Marcus

[mahr-kuh s] /ˈmɑr kəs/
noun
1.
Saint. Also, Mark. died a.d. 336, pope 336.
2.
a male given name.
Origin of Marcus
< Latin Mārcus < *māwortkos pertaining to *Māwort-s Mars
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  • And how different was this new programme from the one outlined by Sir Marcus.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • As Sir Marcus said it was "up to me" to do it so well that Cook would look sick.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Sir Marcus did not appear the next day or the next, and I heard no more.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • "I'm afraid there's been a mistake," replied Sir Marcus presently.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • As for Sir Marcus, he stayed only long enough for a talk with me.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
Word Origin and History for Marcus

masc. proper name, from Latin Marcus, Roman praenomen, traditionally said to be related to Mars, Roman god of war.

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