|Subject:||Another question for Latin experts: MARCEL|
|Author:||Andy (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||August 14, 2004 at 9:51:55 PM|
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?
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