merci

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French merci ‎(thank you)

Interjection[edit]

merci

  1. (French, colloquial) thank you

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French merci.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

merci

  1. thank you

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French merci, mercy, from Old French merci, from Latin mercēdem, accusative singular of mercēs ‎(wages, fee, price).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merci m ‎(plural mercis)

  1. (interjection) thank you

Noun[edit]

merci f ‎(invariable)

  1. mercy, grace

Descendants[edit]

  • Arabic: مرسي ‎(mersī, colloquial, dialectal)
  • Armenian: մերսի ‎(mersi, colloquial)
  • Bulgarian: мерси́ ‎(mersí, colloquial)
  • Persian: مرسی ‎(mersi, colloquial)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French merci

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

merci

  1. (Switzerland) thank you

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mèr‧ci

Noun[edit]

merci f

  1. plural of merce

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mercī

  1. dative singular of merx

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French merci ‎(mercy; clemency), from Latin mercēs, mercēdem ‎(wages, fee, price).

Interjection[edit]

merci

  1. (Guernsey) thank you

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Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

merci f ‎(nominative singular merci)

  1. mercy; clemency
    • circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, Cligès:
      Se vos metez an sa merci
      Nus (fors le conte qui est ci)
      de vos n'i a mort desservie
      ja ne perdroiz manbre ne vie
      If you throw yourselves on his mercy
      None (apart from the count who is here)
      of you deserve death;
      you will lose neither life nor limb