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

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French marc.

NounEdit

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 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for marc in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

marc m (plural marcs)

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

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

marc m (genitive singular mairc, nominative plural mairc)

  1. (archaic) horse
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

marc m (genitive singular mairc, nominative plural marcanna)

  1. target, goal
  2. mark (stroke, tick, marking)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Late Latin marca.

NounEdit

marc m (genitive singular mairc, nominative plural mairc)

  1. (money) mark; shilling
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
marc mharc not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

marc n (nominative plural marc)

  1. mark (as currency etc.)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. mark (small distinguishing feature)
  2. mark (unit of currency)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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"

InflectionEdit

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SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

marc m (genitive singular mairc, plural marcan)

  1. (literary) horse
    Synonym: each
  2. steed

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
marc mharc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.