merces

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From merx (merchandise)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mercēs f (genitive mercēdis); third declension

  1. pay, wages, reward
    Beati estis cum maledixerint vobis, et persecuti vos fuerint, et dixerint omne malum adversum vos mentientes, propter me: gaudete, et exultate, quoniam merces vestra copiosa est in caelis.
    Blessed are ye, when men shall curse you, and persecute you, and, lying, speak all ill of you, because of me: rejoice, and exult, for your reward is abundant in heaven. — Vulgate, Mt 5, 11-12.
  2. rent
  3. bribe

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mercēs mercēdēs
Genitive mercēdis mercēdum
Dative mercēdī mercēdibus
Accusative mercēdem mercēdēs
Ablative mercēde mercēdibus
Vocative mercēs mercēdēs

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

mercēs

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

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