- Marcus Claudius,268?–208 b.c., Roman general and consul.
- Saint,died a.d. 309, pope 308–309.
- Marcello Cervini, 1501–55, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1555.
[ah-lee, ah-lee for 1–4; ah-lee for 5]
- ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talibthe Lion of God, a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad).
- Mehemet Ali.
- Mohammed,1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat.
- Mohammed Ali, Maulana.
- MuhammadCassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr., 1942–2016, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79.
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Examples from the Web for marcellus
Marcellus didn't have any relations, as far as anybody knows, and neither did his wife.
First that chair, and then that will and letter of Marcellus's, and then this.
Occasionally, but very rarely, she had eaten Sunday dinner with Marcellus.
He says he can't wait much longer for an answer from us about Marcellus's girl.
You said this morning that maybe Marcellus was alongside of us today.
- Marcus Claudius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈklɔːdɪəs). ?268–208 bc, Roman general and consul, who captured Syracuse (212) in the Second Punic War
Word Origin and History for marcellus
masc. proper name, Latin, diminutive of Marcus.
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