reprisal: obsolete except in letters of marque
Origin of marqueMiddle English mark from Middle French marque from Provençal marca, seizure, reprisal from marcar, to seize as a pledge from marc, token of pledge from Gmc: see mark
- a nameplate or emblem, as to identify an automobile
- a brand of a product, esp. of an automobile
Origin of marqueFr, a sign from marquer, to mark from OIt marcare from marca, a mark from Germanic an unverified form marka: see mark
A model or brand of a manufactured product, especially an automobile.
Origin of marqueFrench from Old French; see marquetry .