morþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *murþą, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥-to- (dead). Cognate with Old Saxon morð, Dutch moord, Old High German mord (German Mord), Old Norse morð (Swedish mord). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek βροτός (brotós, mortal) (earlier *μροτός (*mrotós)), Latin mortis, genitive of mors ‘death’, Old Church Slavonic мрѣти (mrěti) (Russian мереть (meretʹ)), Lithuanian mirtis ‘death’. Compare morþor.

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Noun[edit]

morþ n

  1. (poetic) death, crime
  2. murder

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