commercium

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NounEdit

commercium

  1. A traditional academic feast, known and held at universities in most Central and Northern European countries.

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From con- (together, with) + merx (merchandise) or merces (pay) + -ium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

commercium n (genitive commerciī or commercī); second declension

  1. Trade, traffic, commerce, exchange.
    Synonyms: mercātūra, mercātus
  2. (by extension) Intercourse, communication, correspondence, fellowship.
  3. (metonymically) The right to trade as a merchant, mercantile right.
  4. (metonymically) An article of trade; merchandise, wares.
    Synonym: merx
  5. (metonymically) A place of trade; marketplace.
    Synonym: forum

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative commercium commercia
Genitive commerciī
commercī1
commerciōrum
Dative commerciō commerciīs
Accusative commercium commercia
Ablative commerciō commerciīs
Vocative commercium commercia

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • commercium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • commercium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • commercium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • commercium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • intercourse of speech: commercium linguae
    • correspondence: epistularum commercium
    • interchange of ideas; conversation: commercium loquendi et audiendi
  • commercium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • commercium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin