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From the name of the god Mars.



martius m (feminine martia, neuter martium); 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 notesEdit

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.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative martius martia martium martiī martiae martia
genitive martiī martiae martiī martiōrum martiārum martiōrum
dative martiō martiae martiō martiīs martiīs martiīs
accusative martium martiam martium martiōs martiās martia
ablative martiō martiā martiō martiīs martiīs martiīs
vocative martie martia martium martiī martiae martia

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