Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: Martial

martial adjective mar·tial \ˈmär-shəl\

: of or relating to war or soldiers

1: of, relating to, or suited for war or a warrior
2: relating to an army or to military life
3: experienced in or inclined to war : warlike

Examples:

martial law, court martial

"...Not from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime,
Whose distant footsteps echo
In the corridors of Time;

For, like strains of martial music,
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life's endless toil and endeavor,
And to-night I long for rest."...

(from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Day Is Done")


Etymology:

Middle English, from Latin martialis of Mars, from Mart-, Mars (the god of war)

First Known Use: 14th century
Tags: adjective, latin, m, wordsmith: med_cat
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