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mereō uī, itus, ēre, dep.

2 SMAR-, to deserve, merit, be entitled to, be worthy of : nec minimum decus, H.: supplicium, O.: cur pereat, O.: Nil suave meritum est, no kindness has been deserved , T.: qualem meruit, Pallanta remitto, as he deserves , i. e. dead , V.: ut decoraretur: Danaūm ut caderem manu, V.: Quae merui vitio perdere cuncta meo, O.To earn, acquire, gain, obtain : non amplius duodecim aeris: stipendia in eo bello, i. e. served as a soldier : diadema Quirini, Iu.: odium, Cs.: aera, H.: scelus, incur , V.To get by purchase, buy, purchase : quid arbitramini Rheginos merere velle, ut, etc., what price do you think they would take?—To serve for pay, serve as a soldier : complurīs annos, Cs.: triennio sub Hasdrubale, L.: equo, serve in the cavalry : pedibus, serve in the infantry , L.To confer a favor, render service : de re p. optime: Si bene quid de te merui, V.

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