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Mercedes

[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/
noun
1.
a city in SW Uruguay, on the Río Negro.
2.
a city in S Texas.
3.
a female given name.
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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.

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