merces

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From merx (merchandise)

Noun[edit]

mercēs f (genitive mercēdis); third declension

  1. pay, wages, reward
  2. rent
  3. bribe

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mercēs mercēdēs
genitive mercēdis mercēdum
dative mercēdī mercēdibus
accusative mercēdem mercēdēs
ablative mercēde mercēdibus
vocative mercēs mercēdēs

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

mercēs

  1. nominative plural of merx
  2. accusative plural of merx
  3. vocative plural of merx

References[edit]

  • merces in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • mercenary in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911