Death in Latin: Mors, etc.
My question has to do with the word death, as in death from a terminal illness such as ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease, which I have. Your help on this would be extremely helpful to me.
Thanks in advance.
The simplest word for death in Latin is Mors
. There are a few others that may apply. Fatum
, literally fate
, can mean death or doom. Letum
can mean death or ruin or annihilation. Exitium
There is a phrase in Latin, mortem obiit
, which is used to describe the death of an individual. It means he met his death
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.