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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/19/2012
Roman cognomen, which because of the -inus suffix must be a diminutive, probably of what should be macrus. Macrus is either derived from Latin macer "thin, meagre", or a latinized form of Greek makros "large, long". A known bearer of this name was Macrinus, a Roman Emperor from the 3rd century AD.