mort (n.1)

"girl, woman" (especially one of loose morals), 1560s, canting jargon, of unknown origin.

mort (n.2)

note sounded on a horn at the death of the quarry, c. 1500, from French mort "dead," from Latin mortem (source of Spanish muerte, Italian morte), accusative of mors "death" (from PIE root *mer- "to rub away, harm," also "to die" and forming words referring to death and to beings subject to death). Or from French mort "dead," from Vulgar Latin *mortus, from Latin mortuus, from the same PIE root.

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