- 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.