commerceyoudaoicibaDictgodict[commerce 词源字典]
commerce: [16] Commerce is etymologically related to market, merchandise, merchant, and mercury. It comes, perhaps via French commerce, from Latin commercium ‘trade’, a compound noun formed from the collective prefix com- ‘together’ and merx ‘merchandise’. The adjective commercial is 17th-century, its nominal use for ‘broadcast advertisement’ 20thcentury.
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commerce (n.)youdaoicibaDictgodict
1530s, from Middle French commerce (14c.), from Latin commercium "trade, trafficking," from com- "together" (see com-) + merx (genitive mercis) "merchandise" (see market (n.)).