commercium

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Etymology[edit]

From con ‎(together, with) + merx ‎(merchandise) or merces ‎(pay).

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commercium n ‎(genitive commerciī); second declension

  1. Trade, traffic, commerce, exchange.
  2. (by extension) Intercourse, communication, correspondence, fellowship.
  3. (metonymically) The right to trade as a merchant, mercantile right.
  4. (metonymically) An article of trade; merchandise, wares.
  5. (metonymically) A place of trade; marketplace.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative commercium commercia
genitive commerciī commerciōrum
dative commerciō commerciīs
accusative commercium commercia
ablative commerciō commerciīs
vocative commercium commercia

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References[edit]

  • commercium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • commercium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • intercourse of speech: commercium linguae
    • correspondence: epistularum commercium
    • interchange of ideas; conversation: commercium loquendi et audiendi