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Subject: Re: Another question for Latin experts: MARCEL
Author: Anneza   (guest,
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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