|Subject:||Re: Another question for Latin experts: MARCEL|
|Author:||Anneza (guest, 220.127.116.11)|
|Date:||August 16, 2004 at 6:47:57 AM|
|Reply to:||Another question for Latin experts: MARCEL by Andy|
Marcere meant to droop like a faded flower when I did Latin! I suppose you might stretch that to: "to be crushed", but it's a big stretch and not one that I'd undertake.
As far as I know, there's no connection between the god Mars and hammering. The god Vulcan, yes, but Mars had other activities to keep him busy. I'd stick to the old explanation - a simple diminutive, Little Marcus.
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