- Obs. death
- a note sounded on a hunting horn when the quarry is killed
Origin of mortOld French ; from Classical Latin mors, death: see mortal
Origin of mortuncertain or unknown; perhaps altered (infl. by mort) ; from dialect, dialectal merth, excess ; from Old Norse mergth, a multitude; akin to margr, much
Origin of mortMiddle English, death, from Old French, from Latin mors, mort-; see mer- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of mortPerhaps from mortal.
French mort (“death").
- A great quantity or number.
Compare Icelandic margt, neuter of margr, "many".
Shortening of mortal.
- A three-year-old salmon.