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Old French


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From Latin mercātus.



marchié oblique singularm (oblique plural marchiez, nominative singular marchiez, nominative plural marchié)

  1. market; marketplace (place where goods are exchanged, usually for money)
    • Uncertain, circa 1200, Unknown, Brifaut:
      Li vilains avoit non Brifaus.
      .I. jor en aloit au marchié.
      The peasant was called Brifaus
      One day he went to the market.


  • French: marché
  • Norman: marchi (Jersey, Guernsey)
  • Middle English: market
    • English: market (see there for further descendants)