From Medieval Latin obituarius, from Latin obitus (“a going to a place, approach, usually a going down, setting (as of the sun), fall, ruin, death”), from obire (“to go or come to, usually go down, set, fall, perish, die”), from ob (“toward, to”) + ire (“to go”).
obituary (plural obituaries)
- A brief notice of a person’s death, as published in a newspaper.
- A biography of a recently deceased person, written by a journalist and published in a newspaper.
- necrology (listing of people who have died during a specific period of time)