1. Pertaining to death or funerals.
2. A place where dead bodies are kept until burial or cremation.
Mortui non mordent.
Dead men don't bite.
An alternate meaning is "Dead men carry no tales."
Mortuo leoni et lepores insultant.
The lion dies and even the hares insult him.
Latin idiom: A contrary statement of the Roman, De mortuis nil nisi bonum, "Let nothing but good be said of the dead."
1. An infectious disease that affects cattle; for example, anthrax.
2. Any plague-like disease of domestic animals.
3. A plague or an infectious and fast-spreading disease.
4. Etymology: "cattle plague", about 1330, from Old French moraine, "pestilence" from mourir, "to die" from Latin mori.
Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit.
No mortal is wise at all times.
Newly dead or recently died.
A corpse immediately after death.
Death as a result of natural causes; such as, a natural death.
A sudden or unexpected death.
pnigomortia (nigh" oh MOHR shia) (s) (noun)
, pnigomortias (pl)
Death by choking or the choking to death.
postmortem livedo, postmortem lividity; cadaveric lividity
A purple coloration of dependent body parts, except in areas of contact pressure, appearing within one half to two hours after death, as a result of gravitational movement of blood within the vessels.
The coloration begins to form immediately after death and is usually perceptible within two hours following the cessation of the circulation of the blood in the body.
postmortem, post mortem
1. Taking place, formed, or done after death; extended to include a detailed examination of a body, carried out for medical or legal purposes.
2. A searching (and frequently recriminatory) analysis or discussion of some past event.
3. The evaluation of some event or activity just ended.
1. Pertaining to something that exists or is performed shortly before death: Just before Aunt Lucy died, Dr. Smith diagnosed a premortal temperature fall, and a post-mortem was performed afterwards to determine why she had died so suddenly.
2. Regarding life before its beginning; pre-existence: In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it is said that all people dwelled with God as premortal beings before entering the world.
premortient (s) (noun)
, premortients (pl)
Someone who is about to die: The last words of the premortient before departing from the world were directed to his daughter and he said quietly that she would inherit all of his money!
Descriptive of something which occurs or happens before a funeral takes place: The family invited friends and acquaintances to a premortuary tribute to their mother prior to the interment at the cemetery.
Related "death, dead; kill" units: