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Mercantile Mercantilism Mercenary Mercer Mercery Merchandize Merchant Mercurial Mercurius Mercury Mercy
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ MERCANTILE    TRADE COMMERCE
                often used as a pejorative implying
     " FOR SALE " thus NO PRINCIPLES  or
       LACKING CONVICTIONS    sug> CONVICT
       sp  MERCADO      = MARKET       see> MERCURY
       lat MERCANS        or           see> MERCY
           MERCANTIS      MERCHANT which leads to
                          many WORD IDEAS or IDIONOMY
       eng MERCY          A TITLE as if BENEFACTOR or
       sp  MERCED         as in "YOUR MERCY"
       lat MERCES         WAGE or PROFIT    sug> MARKET
           MERCANS        BUYER             sug> MERCANTILE
           MERCATOR       MERCHANT          sug> MERCURY
           MERCENARIUS    CORRUPTIBLE       sug> MERCENARY
           MERETRIX       WHORE             sug> COURTESY
       fr  MERCI          THANKS            sug> GRACE
       lat MERCES         PITY or           sug> HEART
           CLEMENTIA      CLEMENCY          sug> LENIENCE
           MISERATIO      MISERY            sug> MISER
           MISERICORDIA   A GOOD HEART      sug> CORDIAL
                 COR      HEART             sug> PITY
           MISERIA        BAD FORTUNE       sug> WRETCHED
           MISERERE       PITY              sug> COMPASSION
       sp  MISERO         UNFORTUNATE       sug> MISERABLE
       ukr MYLYJ          DEAREST           sug> PRECIOUS
           MYLIST         GRACE             sug> CHARITY
           MYLO           CHARMING  SOAP    sug> SUDS
           MYLOSERDNYJ    MERCIFUL          sug> FORGIVE
               SERCZE     HEART             sug> DEVOTED
           MYTY           CLEANSE  PURIFY   sug> PURGE
               POMYLUJ    HAVE MERCY        sug> CHARITY
     Norse MISTAKA        MISTAKE           sug> CHARM
       ukr POMYLYTY       BLUNDER           sug> BLUNT
           POMYLUVANIA    FORGIVENESS       sug> PARDON
           POMYN          MEMORIAL          sug> MEMENTO
                ply> | MERCHANTS DISLIKE MEMENTOS AND MEMORIALS |
~ MERCANTILISM  id+ | EMPHASIS ON MONEY AS THE MEASURE OF WEALTH |
                WEALTH under CAPITALISM      has a broader sense
       MERCANTILISM AND CAPITALISM MAY IMPLY THAT STATE
       OR PRIVATE ECONOMIC WEALTH TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER

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       note how such views often result in errors by the
       assumption that MONETARY SOLUTIONS CAN BE
       APPLICABLE TO NON MONETARY PROBLEMS  sug> WELFARE
       note MERCANTILE PAPER or COMMERCIAL PAPER implies
       PROMISSORY BILL OF EXCHANGE

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       myth>  MONETA or JUNO stood for the PROTECTION OF
              THE PUBLIC TREASURE or PECUNIA  sug> PECULIAR
       as if HERA or JUNO as a WIFE of ZEUS or as a
       FEMININE FORCE is more inclined to the use of
       PECUNIARY instead of PHYSICAL FORCE sug> PECCADILLO

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~ MERCENARY     implies FOR HIRE or HIRELING
                        WORKING ONLY FOR PAY
       id+ MOTIVATED SOLELY FOR PERSONAL GAIN
           consider VENAL  VILE  GREEDY  EVIL
       note fr MERCI = THANKS and eng MERCY  sug> MERCURY
       ply> | MERCENARY MERCHANTS MERCHANDISE MERCILESSLY |
       lat MERX MERCIS MERCANS = WARE  TRADE
       hx> FORMERLY MOST ARMIES RELIED ON MERCENARIES
           SOME MODERN ARMIES PAY GOOD SALARIES
       lit+ " MERCHANTS HAVE NO COUNTRY
              THE MERE SPOT THEY STAND ON
              DOES NOT CONSTITUTE SO STRONG OF AN ATTACHMENT
              AS THAT FROM WHICH THEY DRAW THEIR GAINS "
              from a letter by T JEFFERSON [#] to H G Spafford
              March 17th of 1814
~ MERCER      formerly in eng MERCHANT
              in sp MERCED = YOUR MERCY implies a TITLE
~ MERCENARY   id+ FOR SALE
              implies EVIL  CORRUPT  BAD
~ MERCERY       or
~ MERCHANDIZE   lat MERX = WARES   leads to MARK MARKET
~ MERCHANT      VENDOR or MERCENARY  FOR SALE  PURVEYOR
                SELLER  DEALER  MONGER       sug> TRADE
     id+ ALL HAS ITS PRICE               sug> TRADITION
         TRADER leads to TRAITOR           sug> TREASON
     lat MERX MERCIS = MERCHANDISE   MERCANTILE
         MERETRIX      PROSTITUTE ...

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     note a tendency to see MERCANTILISM AS SELF ORIENTED
     COMMUNITIES DOMINATED BY MERCANTILE INTEREST ... 

     DISINTERESTED IN MUNICIPAL or LOCAL WELFARE
     OFTEN MERCANTILISM INHIBITS THE DEVELOPMENT OF
     COMMUNITIES  sug> CITY  sug> URBAN
     consider  URBAN DECAY as in          sug> VANDALISM
             " ENVIRONMENTAL POVERTY "    sug> ECOLOGY
             " POVERTY OF CULTURE "       sug> EDUCATION
             " CULTURE OF POVERTY "       sug> CRIME
~ MERCURIAL  id+ VOLATILE as in UNSTABLE
                 INCONSTANT  FICKLE
       myth>  MERCURY WAS VOLATILE  HE COULD FLY
              IN COMPLETE SILENCE
~ MERCURIALIS or  implies EASY FLOW  FLUID  FLUENT
~ MERCURIUS   in lat for
~ MERCURY     Roman Deity of COMMERCE or
              DII LUCRII      sug> LUCRE or sug> MONEY
     lat MERX  MERCARI link MERCURY with MERCHANTS
     EQUATED BY ROMANS WITH HERMES but
     some experts point out contrasts
     HIS CADUCEUS WAS SEEN AS A SYMBOL OF PEACE
     for myth> see> HERMES
     id+ WHOMEVER NAMED THIS
         HEAVY METAL MERCURY must have PLAYED A JOKE
     on future generations by stressing
     since obvious similarities exist in
     GOD and the METAL MERCURY
     NEITHER UPHOLD A STRUCTURE     sug> STATE
     NEITHER HAS A STEADY SHAPE     sug> PLASTIC
     BOTH ARE VOLATILE              sug> EVAPORATION
     BOTH CAN BE A POISON           see> METHYLMERCURY
     in short THE GOD and METAL MERCURY
     ACCOMMODATE TO CIRCUMSTANCES AND
     CAN POISON THE ENVIRONMENT
     sc> SILVER LIKE VERY HEAVY METALLIC ELEMENT
         denoted by symbols HG or Hg
     hx> MERCURY WAS PRODUCED BY HEATING
         CINNOBER or CINABAR
     CURRENTLY GOLD MINING IN THE AMAZON AREAS IS
     GENERATING ENORMOUS MERCURY AND METHYLMERCURY
     CONTAMINATION  MERCURY IS MIXED WITH GOLD ORE
     TO PRODUCE AN AMALGAM WHICH IS HEATED TO
     EVAPORATE THE MERCURY WHICH LEAVES PURE GOLD
     IT IS ESTIMATED THAT FOR EVERY KG OF GOLD PRODUCED
     ONE KG OF MERCURY IS RELEASED WHICH RAINS DELIVER

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     med> MERCURY METHYLMERCURY ARE STRONG POISON
          BOTH ARE INCREASINGLY FOUND IN THE ENVIRONMENT
     PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF BURNING FOSSIL FUELS WHICH
     NEARLY ALWAYS CONTAIN SOME Hg
     biol> METHYMERCURY IS LETHAL TO DEVELOPING EMBRYOS AND
           THOSE WHO SURVIVE OFTEN ARE BRAIN DAMAGED
     sug> MINAMATA BAY DISEASE
     ANOTHER EFFECT IS KIDNEY DAMAGE
     astr> A PLANET NEARER TO THE SUN THAN THE EARTH
     art>  Francesco RIGHETTI [#] 1749-1819 may have crafted
           the statue of MERCURY c 1780 currently standing in
           the ATRIUM of the National Gallery of Art in Washington
           note how HERMES IS RUNNING ON A PUFF OF AIR

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           other smaller versions are seen in
           European Museums  sug> AMUSE  sug> MUSE  sug> MUSIC
~ MERCY    id+ GENEROSITY and GRACE
               EMPATHY or PITY
  in sp  MERCED for YOUR LORDSHIP  more above
  ply> | perhaps as shown in ukr words
         MERCY PURIFIES THE SOUL AS SOAP CLEANSES THE SKIN |

Continued under HERMES for HERMETIC HERMAPHRODITE ...
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