Mark

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From the Latin praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

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  1. A male given name.
    • 1988, Ann Oakley, Men's Room, page 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 impenetrable 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."
  2. Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, the first patriarch of Alexandria, credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
    • 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.
  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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Mark

  1. (astronomy) Abbreviation of Markarian.

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Danish[edit]

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Mark

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

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Mark ?

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

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Estonian[edit]

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Mark

  1. A male given name, a short form of Markus.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maʁk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /maːk/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German marc, marke.

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Mark f (genitive Mark, plural Mark)

  1. (numismatics) mark
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German marka, from Proto-Germanic *markō.

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Mark f (genitive Mark, plural Marken)

  1. A usually fortified area along the border; marches.
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Mark ? (genitive Marks)

  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.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle High German marc, from Old High German marg, from Proto-Germanic *mazgą.

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Mark n (genitive Marks or Markes, no plural)

  1. marrow
  2. pith
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From Latin Marcus.

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Mark ? (genitive Marks)

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