merito

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See also: meritò and mérito

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin meritum from merere.

Pronunciation[edit]

mèrito, /ˈmɛrito/

Noun[edit]

merito m (plural meriti)

  1. merit

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

merito

  1. first-person singular present indicative of meritare

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Latin meritod, mereto, meretod.

Adverb[edit]

meritō (superlative meritissimō)

  1. according to desert, deservedly, justly
  2. with good reason, correctly, rightly, as a natual consequence

References[edit]

  • mĕrĭtō¹” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • 1 mĕrĭtō” on page 970/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • meritō¹” on page 1,103 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Etymology 2[edit]

mereō (I earn) +‎ -itō (suffix forming frequentative verbs)

Verb[edit]

present active meritō, present infinitive meritāre, perfect active meritāvī, supine meritātum

  1. I earn a salary or regular wage
  2. I serve as a soldier in exchange for a salary
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • mĕrĭto²” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • 2 mĕrĭto” on page 970/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • meritō²” on page 1,103/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Etymology 3[edit]

Regularly declined forms of meritus.

Participle[edit]

meritō

  1. dative masculine singular of meritus
  2. dative neuter singular of meritus
  3. ablative masculine singular of meritus
  4. ablative neuter plural of meritus

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

merito

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of meritar.