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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _merci_, from Anglo-Norman _merci_ (compare Old French _merci_, _mercit_), from Latin _mercēdem_, accusative of _mercēs_ (“wages, fee, price”), from _merx_ (“wares, merchandise”). Displaced native Middle English _are_, _ore_ "mercy" (from Old English _ār_ "mercy, grace"), Middle English _mildse_ "mercy, clemency" (from Old English _milds_, _milts_ "mercy, kindness").

From Middle English merci, from Anglo-Norman merci (compare Old French merci, mercit), from Latin mercēdem, accusative of mercēs (wages, fee, price), from merx (wares, merchandise). Displaced native Middle English are, ore "mercy" (from Old English ār "mercy, grace"), Middle English mildse "mercy, clemency" (from Old English milds, milts "mercy, kindness").

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɜːsi/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɝsi/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɜːsi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɝsi/

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

MERCY (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ MERCIES) * (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another _She took MERCY on him and quit embarrassing him._ * (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate. _Have MERCY on the poor and assist them if you can._ * (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion _MERCY is one of his many virtues._ * (countable) Instances of forbearance or forgiveness. _Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender MERCIES from me, O Lord_ * A blessing, something to be thankful for. _It was a MERCY that we were not inside when the roof collapsed_ * (phrasal) Subjugation, power. RELATED TERMS * merciless * merciful * mercy me * at the mercy of TRANSLATIONS EXTERNAL LINKS * mercy in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * mercy in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

mercy (countable and uncountable, plural mercies)

  1. (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another
    She took mercy on him and quit embarrassing him.
  2. (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.
    Have mercy on the poor and assist them if you can.
  3. (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion
    Mercy is one of his many virtues.
  4. (countable) Instances of forbearance or forgiveness.
    Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord
  5. A blessing, something to be thankful for.
    It was a mercy that we were not inside when the roof collapsed
  6. (phrasal) Subjugation, power.

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Was die in der KategorieMIDDLE FRENCH - NOUN
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Middle French - Noun

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