marc

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See also: marc', març, Març, Marc, and márc.

English[edit]

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Noun[edit]

marc m (plural marcs)

  1. frame
  2. mark
  3. mark (old German currency)

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish marc, from Proto-Celtic *markos (horse), from Proto-Indo-European *márkos (horse). Cognate with Welsh march, Breton marc’h, and Old English mearh (horse).

Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive singular 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 singular 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 singular mairc, nominative plural mairc)

  1. (money) mark; shilling
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Mutation[edit]

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 (nominative plural marc)

  1. mark (as currency etc.)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from 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 (small distinguishing feature)
  2. mark (unit of currency)

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *markos (horse), from Proto-Indo-European *márkos (horse). Cognate with Welsh march, Breton marc’h, and Old English mearh (horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive mairc, nominative plural mairc)

  1. horse
    • c. 900, Sanas Cormaic, from the Yellow Book of Lecan, Corm. Y 851
      marc .i. each
      horse, that is, "horse"

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
marc
also mmarc after a proclitic
marc
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
marc
also mmarc after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

External links[edit]

  • marc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

marc m (genitive singular mairc, plural marcan)

  1. (literary) horse
  2. steed

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