Origin of obit
Examples from the Web for obit
Marilyn Johnson has written fascinating books about obit writers and librarians.
“An artist, a bohemian, lover of music, men, food, clothing, travel, politics, and peace,” the obit in a local paper said of her.The Little Girl Who Welcomed Mossadegh to New York|Michael Daly|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Would a male scientist have drawn such an obit opening about his great fatherhood skills?
To write his obit would be to admit that he was going to die, and who wanted to admit such a thing?Ray Bradbury, Dead at 91, Taught Generations of Readers How to Dream|Malcolm Jones|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nothing against her, but I kinda can't believe that Donna Summer's obit made A1 of the Times.
Colchester and the Convent covenanted to observe the Bishop's obit—September 18—which we know they did to the last.William de Colchester|Ernest Harold Pearce
At every months mind, years mind, or obit, the curate has 8d.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
In return the college undertook to keep an obit for him every year.
In 1493 he established at University College an obit for the widow of Warwick the king-maker.
The priests, grateful for the efforts he had made to further their comfort, decided to keep his obit.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter|Percy Addleshaw
late 14c., "death," from Middle French obit or directly from Latin obitus "death," noun use of past participle of obire "to die," literally "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c. The scholarly abbreviation ob. with date is from Latin obiit "(he) died," third person singular of obire.