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Gender Feminine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. mehr-THEH-dhehs(European Spanish)
mehr-SEH-dhehs(Latin American Spanish)
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Meaning & History

Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity" [1].
DiminutiveMerche
Other Languages & CulturesMercè(Catalan) Mercédesz(Hungarian)

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Sources & References

  1. Online Etymology Dictionary, entry mercy, available from https://www.etymonline.com/.
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