meritum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From meritus, perfect passive participle of mereō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meritum n (genitive meritī); second declension

  1. merit, service, deserts
  2. value, reward, benefit, kindness
  3. fault, blame, demerit
  4. grounds, reason

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative meritum merita
genitive meritī meritōrum
dative meritō meritīs
accusative meritum merita
ablative meritō meritīs
vocative meritum merita

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References[edit]

  • meritum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meritum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “meritum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • meritum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • what a man merits at another's hands: meritum alicuius in or erga aliquem
    • to reward a man according to his deserts: meritum praemium alicui persolvere