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PronouncedPron.MAHR-shəl English
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Meaning & History

From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. The name was borne by Marcus Valerius Martialis, now commonly known as Martial, a Roman poet of the 1st century.
Other Languages & CulturesMartialis Ancient Roman Markel Basque Marcial Spanish

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history, poets, surnames
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute