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What is the origin of the word Martial

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What is the origin for the word martial? Where does this word come from, and what does it mean? Thanx so much!
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Steve Gardner replied 11 years ago.

It is Middle English, of Latin origin from 'martialis' pertaining to Mars the god of war.

Modern day meanings:

  1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of war.
  2. Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms.
  3. Characteristic of or befitting a warrior.

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