Definition of Marcan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmärkən/
(also Markan)


Relating to St. Mark or the Gospel ascribed to him.
Example sentences
  • On this view, known as the Proto-Luke hypothesis, Q and L traditions formed the basis of Luke's gospel; Marcan traditions were added later as supplementary material.
  • Prior to the seventh century we had much of the Marcan material covered in the traditional commentaries on the other Gospels.
  • Finally, the relationship between the gospel of Mark and the Marcan traditions is considered.

Words that rhyme with Marcan

Aachen, darken, hearken, kraken, Petrarchan

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Syllabification: Mar·can

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