Usually MARCEL is said to have to do with MARK (MARCUS) which is generally derived from Mars. But my Latin dictionary (Menge/Guethling) has the name "Marcellus" and it says: "demin. v. marculus, marcus = Hammer". For the next entry "marceo" it gives the etymological root "mark, merk" (to crush), but it doesn't say, whether the two are related. Any experts around? Andy ;—)
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Another question for Latin experts: MARCEL - Andy Aug 14 2004, 9:51:55 PM