thanato-, thanat-, thanas-, -thanasia, -thanasic, -thanatous +
(Greek: death, dead)
2. A contemplation of death.
3. An expression of someone’s thoughts about death, e.g. in a poem.
by William Cullen Bryant
(the last part)
So live that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan that moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
2. In psychoanalysis, the death principle, representing all instinctual (natural inward impulse; unconscious, involuntary, tendencies toward senescence [old age] and death).
According to Freud’s (1920) hypothesis, life instincts of self-preservation and sex are in conflict with a death instinct, the purpose of which is to reduce life-forms to inanimate matter.
He was the son of Nyx (goddess of the night) and the brother of Hypnos (sleep). The Roman equivalent for this character is Mors.
2. Putting to death.
3. The act of feigning death.
4. The sum of the morphological changes indicative of cell death and caused by the progressive degradative action of enzymes which may affect groups of cells or part of a structure or a bodily organ.
5. In medicine, gangrene or death of tissue, usually in considerable mass and generally associated with the loss of vascular (nutritive) supply and followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction.