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mercēdŏnĭus , a, um, adj. 1. merces-do,
I.of or belonging to the payment of wages: Mercedonios (dies) dixerunt a mercede solvendā, on which wages are paid, pay-days, Paul. ex Fest. p. 124 Müll.—
II. Subst.: mercēdŏnĭus , ii, m., a payer of wages, paymaster: mercedonius, qui solvit mercedem; ‡ mercedarius (an employer), qui dat mercedem pro labore sibi impenso, Gloss. Isid. 37.
2. Mercēdŏnĭus or Mercēdī-nus , = Μερκηδόνιος, Μερκεδῖνος, mensis, an intercalary month of 22 or 23 days, inserted every two years in the calendar of Numa, Vet. Kalend. Rom. ap. Grut. 133; cf. so Laur. Lyd. de Mens. 4, 92.
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