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mort

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[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /
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noun
Hunting. the note played on a hunting horn signifying that the animal hunted has been killed.
Obsolete. death.
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Origin of mort

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French, Old French, from Latin mort- (stem of mors ) “death”

Other definitions for mort (2 of 4)

mort2
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun
a three-year-old salmon.

Origin of mort

2
First recorded in1520–30; origin uncertain

Other definitions for mort (3 of 4)

mort3
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun British Dialect.

Origin of mort

3
First recorded in 1600–10; origin uncertain

Other definitions for mort (4 of 4)

Mort
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun
a male given name, form of Mortimer or Morton.
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British Dictionary definitions for mort (1 of 2)

mort1
/ (mɔːt) /

noun
a call blown on a hunting horn to signify the death of the animal hunted

Word Origin for mort

C16: via Old French from Latin mors death

British Dictionary definitions for mort (2 of 2)

mort2
/ (mɔːt) /

noun
a great deal; a great many

Word Origin for mort

possibly a shortened form of mortal used as an intensifier
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