misericordia

See also: misericórdia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin, mercy, compassion; miser wretched + cor, cordis, heart.

NounEdit

misericordia (plural misericordias)

  1. (law, obsolete) An amercement.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  2. A thin-bladed dagger, used in the Middle Ages to give the death wound or mercy stroke to a fallen adversary.
  3. An indulgence as to food or dress granted to a member of a religious order.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

misericordia f (plural misericordie)

  1. pity, mercy
  2. misericord (medieval dagger)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From misericors (pitiful, compassionate, merciful), misereo (to feel pity) [ from miser (poor, wretched)]+ cor (heart).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

misericordia f (genitive misericordiae); first declension

  1. pity, compassion, mercy, lovingkindness
  2. (figuratively) wretchedness, misery; pathos

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative misericordia misericordiae
genitive misericordiae misericordiārum
dative misericordiae misericordiīs
accusative misericordiam misericordiās
ablative misericordiā misericordiīs
vocative misericordia misericordiae

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

misericordia f (plural misericordias)

  1. mercy
  2. misericord
Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 01:26