obit (n.) late 14c., "death," from M.Fr. obit, from L. obitus "death," noun use of pp. of obire "to die," lit. "to go toward" (see OBITUARY (Cf. obituary)). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c. The scholarly abbreviation ob. with date is from L. obiit " (he) died," third person singular of obire.

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  • obit — obit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • obit — [ ɔbit ] n. m. • 1238; « trépas » XIIe; lat. obitus, de obire « mourir » ♦ Liturg. cathol. Service religieux célébré au bénéfice de l âme d un défunt, généralement au jour anniversaire de sa mort. Des obits. ● obit nom masculin (latin obitus,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • obit — obit; obit·u·al; obit·u·ar·ist; obit·u·a·rize; obit·u·ary; …   English syllables

  • obit — OBIT. s. m Service qu on fait pour un mort. Fonder un obit. dire un obit. chanter un obit. les Prestres ont tant pour leur assistance, à chaque obit. Il ne se dit guere que des services qui sont fondez, & qui se font long temps aprés la mort …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Obit — O bit, n. [OF. obit, L. obitus, fr. obire to go against, to go to meet, (sc. mortem) to die; ob (see Ob ) + ire to go. See {Issue}.] 1. Death; decease; the date of one s death. Wood. [1913 Webster] 2. A funeral solemnity or office; obsequies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obit — [ō bit′, ō′bit; ] also, chiefly Brit [ äb′it] n. [ME obite < OFr obit < L obitus, death < pp. of obire, to fall, die < ob (see OB ) + ire, to go: see YEAR] OBITUARY …   English World dictionary

  • Obit — (lat. obĭtus, »Hinscheiden«), in der kath. Kirche als dies obitus, der Sterbetag, der in der Beerdigungsliturgie vom Augenblick des Hinscheidens bis zur Beerdigung gerechnet wird. Veraltet ist die Anwendung auf die während dieses Zeitraums… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Obit — (lat. obĭtus, »Tod«), in der kath. Kirche feierlicher Gottesdienst vor der Beerdigung; auch jährliches Totenamt für einen Verstorbenen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Obit — may refer to: Obituary, a brief notice of a person’s death Obiit, a mediaeval mass of remembrance, named from the perfect case of the Latin verb ob eo, to go away: he has gone away . O.B.I.T., an episode of the original The Outer Limits… …   Wikipedia

  • obit — Obit, Obitus, huius obitus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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