mercy

Meanings

Noun

Verb

  • To feel mercy
  • To show mercy; to pardon or treat leniently because of mercy

Origin

  • From Middle English mercy, merci, from Anglo-Norman merci (compare continental Old French merci, mercit), from Latin merc─ôs ("wages, fee, price"), from merx. Displaced native .

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