From Samuel Johnson's 1755 A Dictionary of the English Language.

AMORT adv. [à la mort, Fr.]

In the state of the dead; dejected; depressed; spiritless.

How fares my Kate? what, sweeting, all amort?
                              --- Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

Notice how directly Noah Webster lifted this definition.

A*mort" (#), a. [Pref. a- + F. mort death, dead; all amort is for alamort.]

As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed.



© Webster 1913.

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