From Latin casuālitas (compare casuality).
casualty (plural casualties)
- (obsolete) Chance nature; randomness.
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, NYRB 2001, vol.1, p.327-8:
- The non-necessary [causes] follow; of which, saith Fuchsius, no art can be made, by reason of their uncertainty, casualty, and multitude […].
- Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster.
- A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence.
- (UK) The accident and emergency department of a hospital.
- Bulgarian: пострадали (bg) pl (postradali), жертви (bg) pl (žertvi)
- Mandarin: 傷亡者, 伤亡者 (shāngwáng zhě), 死傷者, 死伤者 (sǐshāng zhě), (number of casualties) 死傷人數, 死伤人数 (sǐshāng rénshù)
- Czech: oběť (cs) f
- Dutch: slachtoffer (nl)
- Finnish: uhri (fi), kuolonuhri
- French: victime (fr) m, f
- Georgian: დაშავებული (dašavebuli), დაჭრილი (dačrili), მოკლული (mokluli)
- German: Opfer (de)