Mercredi etymology


French word mercredi comes from Latin merere, Latin dies, and later Latin merx (Goods. Merchandise, commodity.)

Etymology of mercredi

Detailed word origin of mercredi

Dictionary entry Language Definition
merere Latin (lat)
dies Latin (lat) (often in the feminine) A set day: a date, an appointment.. A day, particularly:. A solar or sidereal day of about 24 hours, especially (historical) Roman dates reckoned from one midnight to the next.. Daytime: a period of light between sunrise and sunset.
merx Latin (lat) Goods. Merchandise, commodity.
Mercurius Latin (lat) Mercury; a Roman god associated with speed and trade; sometimes used as a messenger of the Gods, wearing winged sandals. Mercury was equated with the Greek god Hermes and many other Ancient divinities.
dies Mercurii Latin (lat) Wednesday.
mercredi Old French (fro)
mercredi French (fr) Wednesday.

Words with the same origin as mercredi

Descendants of merere


Descendants of dies

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