merus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

merus (plural meri)

  1. The first segment of the raptorial appendage of a crustacean

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mer- (to sparkle, glimmer, gleam); see also Ancient Greek μαρμαίρω (marmaírō), Sanskrit मरीचि (marīci, beam, ray), Old Irish emer, and Old English amerian (to purify).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

merus (feminine mera, neuter merum); first/second declension

  1. sheer, undiluted, pure (especially of wine)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative merus mera merum merī merae mera
genitive merī merae merī merōrum merārum merōrum
dative merō merō merīs
accusative merum meram merum merōs merās mera
ablative merō merā merō merīs
vocative mere mera merum merī merae mera

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • merus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • merus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “merus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • merus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • merus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly