obit

[oh-bit for 1; oh-bit, ob-it for 2, 3; especially British ob-it for 1–3]
noun
1.
Informal. an obituary.
2.
the date of a person's death.
3.
Obsolete. a Requiem Mass.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English obite < Latin obitus death, equivalent to obi- (stem of obīre to meet, meet one's death, die; ob- ob- + īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action

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obit (ˈɒbɪt, ˈəʊbɪt)
 
n
1.  short for obituary
2.  a memorial service

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Word Origin & History

obit
late 14c., "death," from L. obitus "death," pp. of obire, lit. "to go toward" (see 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 sing. of obire.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
obit
obituary
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