mort

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See also: Mort, mórt, mòrt, and mört

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French mort (death).

Noun[edit]

mort (plural morts)

  1. Death; especially, the death of game in hunting.
  2. A note sounded on a horn at the death of a deer.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      The sportsman then sounded a treble mort.
  3. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.
  4. (card games) A variety of dummy whist for three players.
  5. (card games) The exposed or dummy hand of cards in the game of mort.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Icelandic margt, neuter of margr (many).

Noun[edit]

mort

  1. A great quantity or number.
    • Charles Dickens
      There was a mort of merrymaking.
    • J.R.R. Tolkein
      He still had a "'mort"' of treasure back home in his cave.

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of mortal.

Noun[edit]

mort (plural morts)

  1. (Internet, informal) A player in a multi-user dungeon who does not have special administrator privileges and whose character can be killed.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

mort (plural morts)

  1. A three-year-old salmon.

Etymology 5[edit]

UK circa 1560–1890.[en 1] Etymology unknown. Documented possibilities include:

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Noun[edit]

mort (plural morts)

  1. (archaic, Britain, cant) A woman; a female.
    • 1621, Ben Jonson, The Gypsies Metamorphosed:
      Male gypsies all, not a mort among them.
    • 1611, Thomas Middleton, The Roaring Girl, Edward Lumley 1840, p. 538:
      I have, by the salomon, a doxy that carries a kinchin mort in her slate at her back, besides my dell and my dainty wild dell, with all whom I'll tumble this next darkmans in the strommel []
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric Partridge, The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang. Routledge, 1973. ISBN 9780710077615.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Green, Jonathon (2012) Crooked Talk: Five Hundred Years of the Language of Crime, Random House, ISBN 9780099549994, page 176
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barrère, Albert; Leland, Charles Godfrey (1889) A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mors, mortem.

Noun[edit]

mort m

  1. death

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Provençal mort, from Latin mors, mortem, from Proto-Indo-European *mér-tis (death), from *mer- (to die)

Noun[edit]

mort f (uncountable)

  1. death

mort m (plural morts)

  1. dead person
  2. (colloquial) a difficult problem one must face

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Provençal mort, from Vulgar Latin *mortu(s), from Latin mortuus, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥twós, *mr̥tós.

Adjective[edit]

mort m (feminine morta, masculine plural morts, feminine plural mortes)

  1. dead

Verb[edit]

mort

  1. past participle of morir
    45.000 persones han mort
    45000 people have died

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Dutch[edit]

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mort

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of morren
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of morren

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French mort, from Vulgar Latin *mortu(s), from Latin mortuus, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥twós, *mr̥tós.

Verb[edit]

mort m (feminine singular morte, masculine plural morts, feminine plural mortes)

  1. past participle of mourir

Adjective[edit]

mort m (feminine singular morte, masculine plural morts, feminine plural mortes)

  1. dead
    Le roi est mort.
    The king is dead.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French mort, from Old French mort, from Latin mors, mortem, from Proto-Indo-European *mértis (death), from *mer- (to die).

Noun[edit]

mort f (plural morts)

  1. death

Noun[edit]

mort m (plural morts, feminine morte)

  1. dead person
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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mors, mortem.

Noun[edit]

mort f (plural mortes)

  1. death

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mort, from Latin mors, mortem.

Noun[edit]

mort m, f (plural mors)

  1. death

Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French mort, from Vulgar Latin *mortu(s), from Latin mortuus.

Adjective[edit]

mort m

  1. (Jersey) dead
    • rouai est mort, lé rouai vit!
      The king is dead, long live the king!
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French mort, from Latin mors, mortem.

Noun[edit]

mort f (plural morts)

  1. (Jersey) death
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Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal mort, from Latin mors, mortem.

Noun[edit]

mort f (plural morts)

  1. death

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Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mortu(s), from Latin mortuus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mort

  1. past participle of morir

Adjective[edit]

mort m (oblique and nominative feminine singular morte)

  1. dead
    • circa 1150, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland:
      Or veit Rollant que mort est sun ami
      Now Roland can see that death is his friend

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mors, mortem. First attested in Old French in 881 in the Sequence of Saint Eulalia.

Noun[edit]

mort f (oblique plural morz or mortz, nominative singular mort, nominative plural morz or mortz)

  1. death
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 104 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4), line 1027:
      car sun chant signefie mort
      for his song signifies death

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mortus, from Vulgar Latin *mortu(s), from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥twós, *mr̥tós.

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mort m, n (feminine singular moartă, masculine plural morți, feminine and neuter plural moarte)

  1. dead

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Noun[edit]

mort m (plural morți, feminine equivalent moartă)

  1. dead body, corpse

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mortu(s), from Latin mortuus.

Adjective[edit]

mort m (feminine singular morta, masculine plural morts, feminine plural mortas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) dead

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

mort m (genitive singular moirt, plural moirt)

  1. Alternative form of murt

Verb[edit]

mort (past mhort, future mortaidh, verbal noun mort or mortadh, past participle morte)

  1. Alternative form of murt

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Mörtel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /môrt/
  • Hyphenation: mort

Noun[edit]

mȍrt m (Cyrillic spelling мо̏рт)

  1. (regional) mortar (masonry)

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References[edit]

  • mort” in Hrvatski jezični portal