marc

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See also: març, Marc, and márc.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French marc.

Noun[edit]

marc (usually uncountable, plural marcs)

  1. The refuse matter that remains after fruit, particularly grapes, has been pressed.
  2. An alcoholic spirit distilled from the marc of grapes.
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Folio Society 2008, p. 298:
      There were a few men in the café sitting with coffee and glasses of kirsch or marc on the tables.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 60:
      The fire was restoked and the army of wine-bottles gave way to a smaller phalanx of brandies, Armagnacs and Marcs, to offset the large bowls of coffee from which rose plumes of fragrance.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

marc (plural marcs)

  1. (obsolete) A weight of various commodities, especially of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  2. (obsolete) A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  3. (obsolete) A German coin and money of account; the mark.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish marc, from Proto-Celtic *markos (horse) (compare Welsh march, Breton marc'h). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *marhijō (female horse), from Proto-Indo-European *mark-, *marḱ- (horse).

Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive mairc, nominative plural mairc)

  1. (archaic) horse
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English mark, from Old English mearc (marker, boundary).

Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive mairc, nominative plural marcanna)

  1. target, goal
  2. mark (stroke, tick, marking)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from Late Latin marca.

Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive mairc, nominative plural mairc)

  1. (money) mark; shilling
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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
marc mharc unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *marką (mark, stamp), possibly via Old Norse mark, mǫrk.

Noun[edit]

marc n

  1. mark (as currency &c.)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frankish *mark, *marka, from Proto-Germanic *marką (mark, sign, stamp), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, border).

Noun[edit]

marc m (oblique plural mars, nominative singular mars, nominative plural marc)

  1. mark (unit of currency)

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *marko- (horse). Cognate with Welsh march, Breton marc'h; also Proto-Germanic *marha-, which gives Old English mearh (English mare), Old High German mare (German Mähre), Old Norse merr, marr (Swedish märr).

Noun[edit]

marc m (o-stem)

  1. horse

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish marc, from Proto-Celtic *marko- (horse).

Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive mairc, plural marcan)

  1. (literary) horse
  2. steed

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