English word merchandise comes from Old French marchaunt.
Merchandise etymology history
Merchandise detailed word origin explanation
Old French (fro)
(countable) a commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise. (uncountable) commodities offered for sale. (uncountable) the act or business of trading; trade; traffic (intransitive) to engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods. (intransitive, archaic) to engage in trade; to carry on commerce. (transitive) to engage in [...]