Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Merc (curia=priest?)Mer is Mor or Roma (lhint: look for common denominators)

MER~CAN~TILE - [Lat. mercans, mercantis, trafficking.] Pertaining to merchants, or their business.

SYN. - ComMERCial. - Com(merc)ial is the wider term, being sometimes used to embrace mercantile. In their stricter use, commercial relates to the shipping, freighting, forwarding, and other bu(sin)ess connected with the commerce of a country (whether external or internal), that is, the exchange of commodities; while mercantile applies the sale of merchandise and goods when brought to market.

MER~CEN~ARY - [Lat. mercenarius; merces, w.ages.] 1. Serving for pay. 2. Moved by considerations of profit.

SYM. - Paid; hired; hireling; venal; sordid; selfish.

-n. A hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.

MER~CER - n. [Lat. merx, mercis, merchandise.] One who deals in silks and wooden cloths. [mercers

MER~CERY - n. Trade or goods of

MER~CHAN~DISE - n. 1. Trade; traffic; commerce. 2. Wares; goods; commodities. To trade to carry on commerce.

MER~CHANT - n, [Lat. mercans, p. pr. of mercari, to trade.] One who carries on trade, especially on a large scale; a tra.der. - Pertaining to, or employed in, trade.

MER~CHANT~ABLE - Fit for market, or to be bought and sold.

MER~CHANT~MAN - A trading vessel.

MER~CI~FUL - 1. Having or excercising mercy. 2. Unwilling to give pain.

MER~CI~LESS - Destitute of mercy.

MER~CURI~AL - 1. Active; sprightly; full of vigor. 2. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, mercury.

MER~CURI~AL~IZE - To effect with mercury; to expose to vapor of mercury.

MER~CURY - n. [Lat. Mercurius.] 1. (Rom. Myth) The messenger(media) and interpreter(Priesthood) of the gods. 2. A silvery metal, liquid at common temperatures; quicksilver. 3. A preparation in mercury used in medicine. 4. One of the planets. 5. A messenger also a newspaper. 6. A plant of several kinds.

MER~CY - n. [Lat. merces, mercedis, pay, reward, [Lat. pity.] 1. Disposition to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves. 2. Act of excercise of mercy.

SYN. Clemency; tenderness; pity; compassion. [See G.race]

MER~CY-SEAT - n. The covering of the ark among the Jews.

Mercedes is a girl's name of Spanish origin, referring to a title for the Virgin Mary,

Mercy. The point of a Knight Templar's sword is said to be characterized by the quality of "mercy unrestrained;" which reminds us of the Shakspearian expression - "the quality of mercy is not strained." In the days of chivalry, mercy of the conquered foe was an indespensable quality of a knight. An act of cruelty in battle was considered infamous, for whatever was contrary to the laws of generous warfare was also contrary to the laws of chivalry.

Mercy-Seat. The lid or cover of the ark of the covenant was called the Mercy seat or the Propitiatory, because on the day of the atonement the High Priest poured on it the blood of the sacrifice for the sins of the people.

Merg-o, mersum, v. 3. to plunge or dip; to overwhelm: as, e(mer)gency, a rising out of a fluid, (any sudden occasion, a pressing necessity.)


HInt: A(mer)ica

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