commerce etymology

French word commerce comes from Latin merx (Goods. Merchandise, commodity.), Latin com-

Detailed word origin of commerce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
merx Latin (lat) Goods. Merchandise, commodity.
com- Latin (lat)
commercium Latin (lat) (by extension) Intercourse, communication, correspondence, fellowship.. (metonymy) A place of trade; marketplace.. (metonymy) An article of trade; merchandise, wares.. (metonymy) The right to trade as a merchant, mercantile right.. Trade, traffic, commerce, exchange.
commerce Middle French (frm)
commerce French (fra) Commerce, trade. Store, shop, trader.

Words with the same origin as commerce

Descendants of merx
cimer marché marketer mercantile merci
Descendants of com-
accueil accueillir collègue combat combattre commander commencer commissaire commission complet complexe complètement comprendre compter compétition comte construire copain correct coucher couché cousin prix précieux