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mercado m. (Noun) "market"
Meaning "market," first attested in 1495. The Old Spanish meaning of "business," attested from the mid-13th cent. From Latin mercatus "market," "trade," from mercari "to trade." Derived from merx "merchandise" (see merced).
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian mercáu, Galician mercado, Portuguese mercado, Catalan mercat, French marché (Old French marchiet), Italian mercato, Sardinian melcadu
Basque
Basque merkatu "market," borrowed from Latin mercatus