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EnglishEdit

 
Mercury astronomical symbol

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Mercurie, from Latin Mercurius.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɝkjəɹi/
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Proper nounEdit

Mercury

  1. (astronomy) The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by .
  2. (Roman mythology) The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.

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See alsoEdit

Solar System in in English · Solar System (layout · text)
Star Sun
Planets and dwarf planets Mercury Venus Earth Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Haumea Makemake Eris
Notable moons Moon Phobos
Deimos
Ganymede
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titan
Rhea
Iapetus
Dione
Tethys
Enceladus
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Triton Charon
Hydra
Nix
Kerberos
Styx
Hiʻiaka
Namaka
Dysnomia

NounEdit

Mercury (plural Mercuries)

  1. (dated) A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a messenger.
  2. (dated) A newspaper.
    • Macaulay
      The monthly Mercuries.

Further readingEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Mercury in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mercury

  1. Alternative form of Mercurie

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