amort

adjective
\ ə-ˈmȯrt How to pronounce amort (audio) \

Definition of amort

archaic
: being at the point of death

First Known Use of amort

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amort

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

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“Amort.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amort. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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