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Saturday, February 2, 2013
Word from Mythology: Martial
The English word MARTIAL means military (e.g. "court martial") or something related to fighting in general (e.g., "martial arts). So, you will not be surprised to learn that the word comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. You can read more about Mars in this Wikipedia article.