merx

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *merk-, possibly from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics. See also Mercurius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merx f (genitive mercis); third declension

  1. merchandise, commodity
  2. goods

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative merx mercēs
genitive mercis mercium
dative mercī mercibus
accusative mercem mercēs
ablative merce mercibus
vocative merx mercēs

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References[edit]

  • merx in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • merx in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • merx” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) the stipulated reward for anything: pacta merces alicuius rei
    • (ambiguous) to set out goods for sale: exponere, proponere merces (venales)
  • merchant in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911