Definitions for martial
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Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)
soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike, martialadjective
(of persons) befitting a warrior
"a military bearing"
suggesting war or military life
of or relating to the armed forces
Of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.
Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms or military life.
Characteristic of or befitting a warrior; having a military bearing; soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike.
narrowly applied to certain historic persons (but some of its foreign cognates are modern given names).
Saint Martial was the first bishop of Limoges circa 250
Anglicized cognomen or given name of the Roman poet Marcus Valerius Martialis, born in Spain in the first century AD and noted for his epigrams.
Etymology: Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (or to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.
Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial ; March, between 38 and 41 AD – between 102 and 104 AD) was a Roman poet from Hispania (modern Spain) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561 epigrams, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. Martial has been called the greatest Latin epigrammatist, and is considered the creator of the modern epigram.
Martial generally refers to anything relating to war, soldiers, or military life. It can describe skills or attitudes associated with combat and warfare. The term is derived from Mars, the Roman god of war.
of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance
practiced in, or inclined to, war; warlike; brave
belonging to war, or to an army and navy; -- opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial
pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, Mars
pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as, martial preparations
Marcus Valerius Martialis, was a Latin poet from Hispania best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mär′shal, adj. belonging to Mars, the god of war, or to the planet Mars: of or belonging to war, or to the army and navy: warlike: brave.—ns. Mar′tialism; Mar′tialist.—adv. Mar′tially.—Martial law, law enforced during a state of war for the proper government of armies, and for the punishment of those who break the laws of war. [Fr.,—L. martialis—Mars, Martis.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Latin poet, born at Bilbilis, in Spain; went to Rome, stayed there, favoured of the emperors Titus and Domitian, for 35 years, and then returned to his native city, where he wrote his Epigrammata, a collection of short poems over 1500 in number, divided into 14 books, books xiii. and xiv. being entitled respectively Xenia and Apophoreta; these epigrams are distinguished for their wit, diction, and indecency, but are valuable for the light they shed on the manners of Rome at the period (43-104).
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Pertaining to war; suited to war; military, as, martial music; a martial appearance; given to war; warlike; brave, as, a martial nation or people; belonging to war, or to an army and navy; opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Martial is ranked #77788 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Martial surname appeared 246 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Martial.
73.1% or 180 total occurrences were Black.
19.5% or 48 total occurrences were White.
3.2% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.2% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of martial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of martial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The nunchaku is a martial arts device or weapon that Bruce Lee demonstrated in many movies. That's not what I'm teaching here. The impact techniques are extremely simple, as in any baton user would be able to master those techniques, and they don't take long to teach, the remainder of the training is for the control applications, which the martial arts experts don't teach because they're not putting people in handcuffs.
To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armor, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.
Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse.
This law will replace martial law and control political protests which is an infringement on people's rights.
A large demonstration will be difficult because martial law is in place but there may still be symbolic protests.
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