- From Anglo-Norman mareis, mereis, Middle French mares, marest, from Late Latin mariscus, from Proto-Germanic *marisk- (“marsh”). (Wiktionary)
“Do you succeed to integrate the Etruscan noun marish Steinbauer translates as boy; servant into this Italic scenario?”
“It hath been a great endangering to the health of some plantations, that they have built along the sea and rivers, in marish and unwholesome grounds.”
“The aire of Famagusta is very vnwholesome, as they say, by reason of certaine marish ground adioyning vnto it.”
“The coontrey is ful of marish ground, and plaine, in woods and riuers abundant, but it bringeth forth good plenty of corne.”
“This Countrey of Moscouie, hath also very many and great riuers in it, and is marish ground, in many places: and as for the riuers, the greatest and most famous amongst, all the rest, is that, which the Russes in their owne tongue call Volga, but others know it by the name of Rha.”
“After we had sailed some fourteen days we were brought to Cape St. Anthony again through lack of favourable wind; but then our scarcity was grown such as need make us look a little better for water, which we found in sufficient quantity, being indeed, as I judge, none other than rain-water newly fallen and gathered up by making pits in a plot of marish ground some three hundred paces from the seaside.”
“The Indian potato of the early colonists is still abundant in "moist and marish grounds," as described by Herriot.”
“Also they lodged there at their ease, for there was none that troubled them: they made many lodgings of boughs and great herbs and fortified their camp sagely with the marish that was thereby, and their carriages were set at the entry into the marishes and had all their beasts within the marish.”
“That day they made none assault, but the next morning they blew their horns and made ready to assail the castle, which was strong, for it stood in the marish.”
“Englishmen followed, yet impeached with the desart grounds and barren countrie, thorough which they must passe, as our felles and craggie mounteins, from hill to dale, from marish to wood, from naught to woorsse (as Hall saith) without vittels or succour, the king was of force constrained to retire with his armie, and returne againe to”
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