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EtymologyEdit

From mirt (present stem: mirst- (to die) +‎ -ība. A relatively recent word, it replaced 17th-century miršums (mortality), no longer in use.[1]

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mirstība f (4th declension)

  1. mortality (the quality or state of being mortal)
    cilvēku mirstībapeople's (= human) mortality
    daudzus gadsimtus akūtās bērnu infekcijas bija viens no galvenajiem bērnu mirstības cēloņiemfor many decades acute

infections in children were one of the main causes of child mortality

  1. mortality (in a given population, the number of deaths by 1000 people)
    mirstības līmenismortality rate
    mirstības samazināšanadecrease in mortality
    mirstība no infarktamortality from infarct

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “mirt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN