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Marcus , i, m.,
I.a Roman prænomen, in gen. represented by M. simply, e. g. M. Terentius Varro, M. Tullius Cicero; “written in full, MAARCVS,Inscr. Rein. 1006; “MARCVS,Inscr. Fabr. p. 324, 450; p. 342, 528 et saep. Afterwards also a surname, e. g. C. PONTIVS C. L. MARCVS, Inscr. Grut. 986, 5.—Hence, Marcĭānus , a, um, adj., pertaining to Marcus, Marcian: sodales, the priests who performed the sacred rites instituted in honor of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, Capitol. Pertinax, 15; cf. Spart. Sever. 7; Inscr. Grut. 379.
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