martius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the god Mārs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mārtius m (feminine mārtia, neuter mārtium); first/second declension

  1. of March, the first month of the traditional Roman year or third month of the Gregorian calendar
  2. of or belonging to Mars, the god of war
  3. (figuratively) warlike, martial

Usage notes[edit]

In Latin, the month names are used as adjectives. In the Classical period, this adjective modifies a noun identifying a particular day, from which the date was reckoned. In Medieval Latin and later periods, the adjective modifies a numeral for the day of the month.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative mārtius mārtia mārtium mārtiī mārtiae mārtia
genitive mārtiī mārtiae mārtiī mārtiōrum mārtiārum mārtiōrum
dative mārtiō mārtiae mārtiō mārtiīs mārtiīs mārtiīs
accusative mārtium mārtiam mārtium mārtiōs mārtiās mārtia
ablative mārtiō mārtiā mārtiō mārtiīs mārtiīs mārtiīs
vocative mārtie mārtia mārtium mārtiī mārtiae mārtia

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