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  • proper noun Roman mythology Mars, the god of war.

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Examples

  • Mavors, which is often used by the poets as a name of Mars, probably gave rise to the latter name as a contracted form of it.] [Footnote 62: _To dissolve itself.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations

  • Mavors is, as far as I know, only attested in later classical poetry and so does not necessarily suggest an archaicism.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  • The name Maurs, which is merely assumed to be a later contraction of a supposedly ancient form Mavors, is only attested in the 3rd century BCE CIL I2, 49.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  • Other analogical changes were enacted on the name such as the poetic Mavors, connected by Cicero to magna vorteret to suggest added ahistorical meanings as pertaining to his legend.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  •     Mavors often amidst encounter mortal of armies,

    Poems and Fragments

  •     Mavors often amidst encounter mortal of armies,

    Poems and Fragments

  • I began to imagine that I was to be hauled before some ballroom full of guests, Mavors in a tuxedo and Lady Cyprian in a ball gown, with other gods and monsters present, so that Boggin could show them how roughly he was treating me.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • Mavors, Mulciber, Trismegistus we know; they spoke about Pelagaeus and the Unseen One at the meeting.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • Most likely the four of you would be split up; with Mavors, Mulciber, Lord Dis, and the Sea-Prince Pelagaeus each getting one.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • Mavors took a few brusque steps about the table toward her, but then, when he was about where the headless man was sitting, he slowed, and leaned on his javelin, and regained his composure.

    Orphans of Chaos

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