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Martial

[mahr-shuh l] /ˈmɑr ʃəl/
noun
1.
(Marcus Valerius Martialis) a.d. 43?–104? Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain.
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British Dictionary definitions for marcus-valerius-martialis

martial

/ˈmɑːʃəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of war, soldiers, or the military life
Derived Forms
martialism, noun
martialist, noun
martially, adverb
martialness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin martiālis of Mars1

Martial1

/ˈmɑːʃəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Mars

Martial2

/ˈmɑːʃəl/
noun
1.
full name Marcus Valerius Martialis. ?40–?104 ad, Latin epigrammatist and poet, born in Spain
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Word Origin and History for marcus-valerius-martialis

martial

adj.

late 14c., "warlike," from Latin martialis "of Mars or war," from Mars (genitive Martis), Roman god of war; see Mars. Related: Martially. Martial law, "military rule over civilians," first recorded 1530s.

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