Word of the Day 2/4 – mort

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mort

mort


adj. dead, dying, losing or having lost one’s life.

Derivations

mard death
mert to die

Synonyms

molt expired

Antonyms

rus alive

Notes (OOC)

mort is one of a few words that were unconsciously borrowed from an Earthly language, in this case Latin. I left it in because, with Suvile’s processes of ablaut and agglutination, random resemblances can happen. In any case, mort and its derivations refer to natural death (which the Suzhoni consider to be necessary and, well, natural), as opposed to unnatural death, such as murder, or azhax. Hunting–yesterday’s word bin–is, strange as it may seem, a natural method of killing to the Suzhoni.