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See also martin, and Martín

English

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Martinus, "of or like Mars" or "little Mars", from Mars (stem Mart-) + -inus, diminutive adjective suffix.

Furthermore, the name (i.e. Mars) is likely to have been brought into Latin from elsewhere, likely the Etruscan Maris which was their name for the same deity.

Pronunciation

IPA SAMPA Dictionary
/ˈmɑː(r)t(ə)n/ /"mA:(r)t(@)n/ mä(r)'t(ə)n
GenAm /ˈmɑrtən/ /"mArt@n/

Proper noun

Singular
Martin

Plural
-

Martin

  1. A male given name originally given in honor of a fourth century soldier-saint.
  2. A European surname derived from the given name.
  3. An English habitational surname for some who lived near a mere.

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Translations

Quotations

  • 1767 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy: Book IV ( Slawkenbergius's Tale ):
    Luther was not born in the year 1483, but in 84; and not on the 22nd day of October, but on the 10th of November, the eve of Martinmas day, from whence he had the name of Martin. - - - Now you see, brother Toby, he would say, looking up, "that christian names are not such indifferent things;" - Had Luther here been called by any other name but Martin, he would have been damned to all eternity - Not that I look upon Martin, he would add, as a good name - far from it - 'tis something better than a neutral, and but a little - yet little as it is, you see it was of some service to him.

Czech

Proper noun

Martin m.

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Martin. Feminine form: Martina.

Danish

Proper noun

Martin

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Martin. Variant: Morten. Feminine form: Martine.

French

Proper noun

Martin m.

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Martin. Feminine form: Martine.
  2. A surname based on the given name.

German

Proper noun

Martin [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Martin]]

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Martin. Feminine form: Martina.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Martin

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Martin. Variant: Morten. Feminine from: Martine.

Swedish

Proper noun

Martin

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Martin. Variant: Mårten. Feminine form: Martina.

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