Marcellus

[mahr-sel-uh s]
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noun

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

Marcellus I

noun

Saint,died a.d. 309, pope 308–309.

Marcellus II

noun

Marcello Cervini, 1501–55, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1555.

Ali

[ah-lee, ah-lee for 1–4; ah-lee for 5]

noun

ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talibthe Lion of God, a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad).
Mohammed,1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat.
MuhammadCassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr., 1942–2016, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79.
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Historical Examples of marcellus

  • Marcellus didn't have any relations, as far as anybody knows, and neither did his wife.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • You know as well as I do that Marcellus didn't want to see us.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • That's the only time Marcellus laughed while we was inside that house.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Occasionally, but very rarely, she had eaten Sunday dinner with Marcellus.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I did think there wasn't anything I wouldn't do for Marcellus.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for marcellus

Marcellus

noun

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

Ali

noun

?600–661 ad, fourth caliph of Islam (656–61 ad), considered the first caliph by the Shiites: cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed
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Word Origin and History for marcellus

Marcellus

masc. proper name, Latin, diminutive of Marcus.

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