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Etymology 1[edit]

From mercor (I trade, traffic, deal) +‎ -tus (action noun suffix).


mercātus m (genitive mercātūs); fourth declension

  1. trade, traffic, buying and selling
  2. market, marketplace
  3. festival assemblage, public feast

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mercātus mercātūs
genitive mercātūs mercātuum
dative mercātuī mercātibus
accusative mercātum mercātūs
ablative mercātū mercātibus
vocative mercātus mercātūs
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Etymology 2[edit]


mercātus m (feminine mercāta, neuter mercātum); first/second declension

  1. perfect passive participle of mercor

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative mercātus mercāta mercātum mercātī mercātae mercāta
genitive mercātī mercātae mercātī mercātōrum mercātārum mercātōrum
dative mercātō mercātō mercātīs
accusative mercātum mercātam mercātum mercātōs mercātās mercāta
ablative mercātō mercātā mercātō mercātīs
vocative mercāte mercāta mercātum mercātī mercātae mercāta


  • mercatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mercatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mercatus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mercatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette