mourir

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mourir, from Old French morir, from Vulgar Latin *moriō, from Latin morī, present active infinitive of morior, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mer-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mu.ʁiʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʁ

Verb[edit]

mourir

  1. (intransitive) to die; to be dying
  2. (figuratively, with "de") to be dying (of)
    Je meurs de faimI'm dying of hunger
  3. (reflexive) to be dying
    • 1649, Jacques Bénigne Bossuet, "Oraison funèbre de Henriette-Anne d'Angleterre":
      Ô nuit désastreuse ! ô nuit effroyable, où retentit tout à coup, comme un éclat de tonnerre, cette étonnante nouvelle : Madame se meurt, Madame est morte !
      O disastrous night! O terrible night, in which suddenly rings out, like a thunderclap, the shocking news: Madame is dying, Madame is dead!

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French morir, from Vulgar Latin *morīre, from Latin morī, present active infinitive of morior.

Verb[edit]

mourir

  1. (intransitive) to die; to be dying

Descendants[edit]

  • French: mourir