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Marcellus

[ mahr-sel-uhs ]
/ mɑrˈsɛl əs /
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noun

Marcus Claudius, 268?–208 b.c., Roman general and consul.

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Marcellus
/ (mɑːˈsɛləs) /

noun

Marcus Claudius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈklɔːdɪəs). ?268–208 bc, Roman general and consul, who captured Syracuse (212) in the Second Punic War
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