Etymology 1Edit

From mercor (I trade, traffic, deal) +‎ -tus (action noun suffix).


mercātus m (genitive mercātūs); fourth declension

  1. trade, traffic, buying and selling
  2. market, marketplace
  3. festival assemblage, public feast

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mercātus mercātūs
Genitive mercātūs mercātuum
Dative mercātuī mercātibus
Accusative mercātum mercātūs
Ablative mercātū mercātibus
Vocative mercātus mercātūs
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Etymology 2Edit


mercātus (feminine mercāta, neuter mercātum); first/second-declension participle

  1. perfect passive participle of mercor

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative mercātus mercāta mercātum mercātī mercātae mercāta
Genitive mercātī mercātae mercātī mercātōrum mercātārum mercātōrum
Dative mercātō mercātō mercātīs
Accusative mercātum mercātam mercātum mercātōs mercātās mercāta
Ablative mercātō mercātā mercātō mercātīs
Vocative mercāte mercāta mercātum mercātī mercātae mercāta


  • mercatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mercatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mercatus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • mercatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette