from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Marcellus, Marcus Claudius 268?-208 B.C. Roman general who in the Second Punic War took Syracuse (212) and Capua (211).
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- proper n. A male given name; of mainly historical use in English.
The name of a Plebeian Roman gens, also borne by early Christian saints; Latin diminutive of Marculus, from Marcus. (Wiktionary)