ad manum mortuam

adverb

ad ma·​num mor·​tu·​am
äd-¦mä-nəm-ˈmȯr-chə-ˌwäm
: in mortmain

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, literally, to a dead hand

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad manum mortuam was in 1814

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“Ad manum mortuam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20manum%20mortuam. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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