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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The symbol for the element mercury.
  • abbr. Bible Haggai

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Symbol for mercury.

Etymologies

From New Latin hydrargyrum, mercury, from Latin hydrargyrus, from Greek hudrarguros : hudr-, hudro-, hydro- + arguros, silver; see litharge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hydrargyrus, from Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (hydor, "water") + άργυρος (argyros, "silver"). (Wiktionary)

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