: being at the point of death

Word History


short for all-a-mort, by folk etymology from Middle French a la mort to the death

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amort was in 1546

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Cite this Entry

“Amort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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