Mercury is the Roman god of trade, commerce, merchants, travelers, and is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes. It’s also the name of a planet and a metallic chemical element with the symbol Hg (also known as quicksilver). The name derives from Latin mercari meaning “to trade” from merx (merchandise, commodity; goods), which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border).
Origin: Etruscan, Proto-Indo-European
- Mercurius (Latin)
- Mercurio (Italian)
- Mercúrio (Portuguese)
- Mercutio (English)
- Mercuria (Ancient Roman, Italian)