Mercurius

See also: mercurius

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

Mercurius (uncountable)

  1. A homeopathic remedy involving mercury.

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Mercurius.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Mercurius

Proper nounEdit

Mercurius

  1. (astronomy) Mercury
  2. (Roman mythology) Mercury

See alsoEdit


DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛrˈkyː.ri.ʏs/
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Proper nounEdit

Mercurius m

  1. the planet Mercury
  2. Mercury, the Roman god

SynonymsEdit

  • (Roman god of commerce): Mercuur (obsolete)

Related termsEdit


EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mercurius

  1. Mercury

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from merx (merchandise), or perhaps from Etruscan and influenced by merx.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Mercurius m sg (genitive Mercuriī or Mercurī); second declension

  1. Mercury; a Roman god associated with speed and trade; sometimes used as a messenger of the gods, wearing winged sandals. Mercury was equated with the Greek god Hermes and many other Ancient divinities, including the Germanic Odin.
  2. (Astronomy) the planet Mercury

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Mercurius
Genitive Mercuriī
Mercurī1
Dative Mercuriō
Accusative Mercurium
Ablative Mercuriō
Vocative Mercurī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: Mercurie, mercurie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “Mercury”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mercurius

  1. Alternative form of Mercurie