Mount of Mercury

Definition of Mount of Mercury

: a mount located at the base of the little finger that when well developed is usually held by palmists to indicate a predominance of practical qualities (as shrewdness, diplomacy, and adaptability) that often lead to success in business and politics

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History and Etymology for Mount of Mercury

after Mercury, Roman god of commerce, from Latin Mercurius

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“Mount of Mercury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mount%20of%20Mercury. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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