marshal


marshal
{{11}}marshal (n.) early 13c. as a surname; mid-13c. as "high officer of the royal court;" from O.Fr. mareschal "commanding officer of an army; officer in charge of a household" (Mod.Fr. maréchal), originally "stable officer, horse tender, groom" (Frankish L. mariscaluis) from Frankish *marhskalk or a similar Germanic word, lit. "horse-servant" (Cf. O.H.G. marahscalc "groom," M.Du. maerschalc), from P.Gmc. *markhaz "horse" (see MARE (Cf. mare) (1)) + *skalkaz "servant" (Cf. O.E. scealc "servant, retainer, member of a crew," Du. schalk "rogue, wag," Goth. skalks "servant"). Cognate with O.E. horsþegn. From c.1300 as "stable officer;" early 14c. as "military commander, general in the army." For development history, Cf. CONSTABLE (Cf. constable). Also from Germanic are It. scalco "steward," Sp. mariscal "marshal."
{{12}}marshal (v.) early 15c., "to tend (horses)," from MARSHAL (Cf. marshal) (n.). Meaning "to arrange, place in order" is from mid-15c.; that of "to arrange for fighting" is from mid-15c. Figurative use by 1690s. Related: Marshaled; marshaling.

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  • Marshal — Mar shal, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. mar[ e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. mar[ e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See {Mare}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • marshal — [mär′shəl] n. [ME marescal < OFr mareschal < Frank * marhskalk or OHG marahscalh, lit., horse servant (> ML marescalcus) < marah, horse (akin to OE mearh, horse: see MARE1) + scalh, servant < IE base * sk̑el , to spring] 1. a groom …   English World dictionary

  • Marshal — Mar shal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marshaled}or {Marshalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marshaling} or {Marshalling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army. [1913 Webster] And marshaling the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marshal's — marshal s; Marshal s; …   English syllables

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  • marshal — vb *order, arrange, organize, systematize, methodize Analogous words: array, range, align, *line, line up Contrasted words: derange, disarrange, *disorder, disorganize, unsettle, disturb: *scatter, disperse, dissipate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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