merita

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See also: Merita, meritá, and mérita

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meriti +‎ -a

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [meˈrita]
  • Rhymes: -ita
  • Hyphenation: me‧ri‧ta

Adjective[edit]

merita (accusative singular meritan, plural meritaj, accusative plural meritajn)

  1. meritorious, worthy; deserving reward.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

merita

  1. singular feminine of merito

Verb[edit]

merita

  1. inflection of meritare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

merita

  1. inflection of meritus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/nominative neuter plural

Participle[edit]

meritā

  1. ablative feminine singular of meritus

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mériter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

a merita (third-person singular present merită, past participle meritat1st conj.

  1. to deserve, to merit (both in a positive as well as negative sense)
    Synonyms: cuveni, (archaic) meritarisi
    Meriți o bătaie!You deserve a whooping!
    Mai merită să faci facultate?Is it still worth it to attend college?

Usage notes[edit]

  • In popular usage, especially among lower educated speakers, this verb is frequently used reflexively, i.e. se merita. This widespread variation of the verb is however unilaterally proscribed by Romanian dictionaries.

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

merita

  1. inflection of meritar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative