morior

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mer- (to die); compare *mr̥-, *mr̥to- (death), *mr̥tós. Cognate with Ancient Greek βροτός (brotós, mortal) (from an earlier form *μροτός (mrotós)), Proto-Germanic *murþaz (Dutch moord, Old English morþ, English murder), Celtic *marwo- (Old Irish marb, Welsh marw (died)), Lithuanian mirti (death), Sanskrit मृत्यु (mṛtyú, death), Proto-Slavic *merti.

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present active morior, present infinitive morī, perfect active mortuus sum (deponent)

  1. I die.
    • 23 BCE – 13 BCE, Horace, Odes 3.2.13
      Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
      Sweet and fitting it is to die for one's fatherland.
  2. I decay, wither.

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