LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a Proto-Indo-European root common with Ancient Greek ἀμέργω (amérgō, to pluck or pull), ὀμόργνυμι (omórgnumi, to wipe) and maybe Lithuanian márška (net for fish)[1].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mergae f pl (genitive mergārum); first declension (plural only)

  1. a two-pronged pitchfork

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative mergae
Genitive mergārum
Dative mergīs
Accusative mergās
Ablative mergīs
Vocative mergae

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954) , “mergae”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 779