Etymology
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shotten (adj.)

of a fish, "having shot its spawn," and accordingly of inferior value, early 15c., past-participle adjective from shoot (v.). Applied to persons, with sense of "exhausted by sickness," from 1590s. Also sometimes used of curdled milk.

Go thy ways, old Jack; die when thou wilt, if manhood, good manhood, be not forgot upon the face of the earth, then am I a shotten herring. There live not three good men unhanged in England ; and one of them is fat, and grows old. God help the while! a bad world, I say. [Falstaff, in "1 Henry IV"] 
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dying (n.)

late 13c., "death, act of expiring, loss of life," verbal noun from die (v.).

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decease (v.)
Origin and meaning of decease

"to die, depart from life," early 15c., decesen, from decease (n.). Related: Deceased; deceasing.

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vita (n.)

plural vitae, Latin, literally "life," from PIE root *gwei- "to live."

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end (v.)

Old English endian "to end, finish, abolish, destroy; come to an end, die," from the source of end (n.). Related: Ended; ending.

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viand (n.)

"article of food," early 14c., from Anglo-French viaunde, Old French viande "food (vegetable as well as animal), victuals, provisions" (11c.), a dissimilation of Vulgar Latin *vivanda, from Late Latin vivenda "things for living, things to be lived upon," in classical Latin, "be live," neuter plural gerundive of vivere "to live" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live"). The French word later was restricted to fresh meat.

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zoic (adj.)

"pertaining to animal life," 1863, from Greek zoikos, from zoion "animal," from PIE root *gwei- "to live."

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predecease (v.)

"to die before, precede in dying," 1590s, from pre- "before" + decease (v.). Related: Predeceased; predeceasing.

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dying (adj.)

"in the process of becoming dead, decaying from life," mid-15c., present-participle adjective from die (v.).

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liver (n.2)

"one who lives (in a particular way)," late 14c., agent noun from live (v.).

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