Mercurius

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Mercurius m

  1. (Roman mythology) Mercury, the Roman god
  2. (astrology) the planet Mercury

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Mercurius

  1. (Roman mythology) Mercury

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from merx (merchandise), or perhaps from Etruscan and influenced by merx.[1]

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Mercurius m (genitive Mercuriī); second declension

  1. (Roman mythology) Mercury; a Roman god associated with speed and trade; sometimes used as a messenger, wearing winged sandals. Mercury was equated with the Greek god Hermes and many other Ancient divinities.

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Second declension, nominative singular in -ius.

Number Singular
nominative Mercurius
genitive Mercuriī,
Mercurī1
dative Mercuriō
accusative Mercurium
ablative Mercuriō
vocative Mercurī

1In earlier Latin.

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  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary: Mercury