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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

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Mark

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Mark

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  1. A male given name.
  2. (Biblical) Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
  3. (Biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.

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  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1]: Acts 15: 37-39:
    And Barnabas was determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them in Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder from the other; and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed to Cyprus.
  • 1988 Ann Oakley: Men's Room: p.25-26:
    "And your name?" she said, "I suppose it's quite unremarkable?"
    "Very funny."
    "Mark. It could stand as a symbol of for a man, for men as a category," she reflected,"but I don't suppose that's why your mother gave it to you?"
    "My mother's motives always were inpenetrable to me. I was her only child, she wanted a simple life. So she gave me a simple name to go along with it. --- It wasn't a popular name until the nineteenth century. People were put of by King Mark in the Tristram and Iseult."

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Danish

Proper noun

Mark

  1. A male given name borrowed from English, or short for Markvard.

Dutch

Proper noun

Mark

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Mark.

German

Etymology 1

Middle High German

Noun

Mark f.

  1. mark (former currency),
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Etymology 2

Old High German marcha

Noun

Mark f.

  1. A usually fortified area along the border; marches.

Proper noun

Mark

  1. A male given name, short form of compound names beginning with the Germanic element mark "area along the border", such as Markolf and Markward.
Synonyms

an area along the border

Etymology 3

Old High German marg

Noun

Mark n.

  1. marrow
  2. pith

Etymology 4

Latin Marcus

Proper noun

Mark

  1. A male given name, a German variant of Markus, or borrowed from English.

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