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Word Nerd: Alamort

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyalamort definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyAlamort means exhausted or half-dead. Alamort can also be used as an adverb with the meaning to the death. Alamort derives from the French à la mort (to the death).

Alamort is a fairly obscure word these days. Perhaps it’s time for a comeback since almost everyone has been feeling one form of alamort or another this year. Alamort one of those interesting words that just sort of popped out to me one day and I took rather a fancy to it. I mean how delightful to say “I’m feeling alamort down to my bones.” instead of merely saying “I’m exhausted.” or “I’m bone weary.”.

alamort or half-dead of exhaustion image crop via LaWhimsyEvery feel so alamort you could simply drop right where you are and lay in a zombie state for hours upon end? Yeah, me too…

While I am normally quite upbeat and fairly energized, I have had a few rough weeks as of late that have left me in a state of alamort. It’s all good though, just doing what I can to get some extra rest so that my alamort feelings abate. How about you? What’s been causing your alamort (if you’re so affected) as of late? And how would you feel about a resurgence of the use of alamort?

Namaste ~ Ella

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