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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.

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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