From Arabic مَوْت (mawt). The plural mwiet is originally that of the adjective mejjet (“dead”). It is still used as such in set phrases like qam minn bejn l-imwiet (“to rise from the dead”). The feminine gender probably through influence by Sicilian morti, Italian morte, both from Latin mors f; perhaps reinforced by analogy with the antonym ħajja (“life”).
mewt f (plural mwiet)