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[mer-se-th es for 1; mer-sey-deez for 2, 3; for 3 also mer-see-deez, mur-si-deez] /mɛrˈsɛ ðɛs for 1; mərˈseɪ diz for 2, 3; for 3 also mərˈsi diz, ˈmɜr sɪˌdiz/
a city in SW Uruguay, on the Río Negro.
a city in S Texas.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But Mercedes looked up at Mrs. Hughson sullenly; then broke away from Jamie's arms and ran upstairs.

    Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • We are to live with my aunt, Mercedes Paez, and you are to come with us.

    Ahead of the Army W. O. Stoddard
  • Go round to Mrs. Forrester and see what Mercedes has got to say about it.

    Tante Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Mercedes begged, aghast, quaking in realisation of the enormity of her mistake.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • Pardon me, dearest, most beloved Mercedes; thy coldness and aversion sometime madden me.

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin and History for Mercedes

fem. proper name, from Spanish, abbreviation of Maria de las Mercedes "Mary of the Mercies," from plural of merced "mercy, grace," from Latin mercedem (nominative merces); see mercy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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