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Etymology edit

Syncopated form of merito.

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merto m (plural merti)

  1. (poetic) Alternative form of merito
    1. merit
      • 1321, Dante Alighieri with Umberto Bosco and Giovanni Reggio, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell]‎[1], 12th edition, Firenze: Le Monnier, published 1994, →ISBN, Canto IV, page 56, lines 46, 49-50:
        «Dimmi, maestro mio, dimmi, segnore», ¶ [] ¶ «uscicci mai alcuno, o per suo merto ¶ o per altrui, che poi fosse beato?»
        «Tell me, my Master, tell me, thou my Lord», ¶ [] ¶ «Came any one by his own merit hence, ¶ or by another's, who was blessed thereafter?»

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