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- mortgage:  Mortgage means literally ‘dead pledge’. It comes from Old French mortgage, a compound formed from mort ‘dead’ and gage ‘pledge’ (source of English gage and closely related to English wage). The notion behind the word is supposedly that if the mortgagor fails to repay the loan, the property pledged as security is lost, or becomes ‘dead’, to him or her.
=> mortal, wage
- mortgage (n.)
- late 14c., morgage, "conveyance of property as security for a loan or agreement," from Old French morgage (13c.), mort gaige, literally "dead pledge" (replaced in modern Frech by hypothèque), from mort "dead" (see mortal (adj.)) + gage "pledge" (see wage (n.)). So called because the deal dies either when the debt is paid or when payment fails. Old French mort is from Vulgar Latin *mortus "dead," from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). The -t- restored in English based on Latin.
- mortgage (v.)
- late 15c., from mortgage (n.). Related: Mortgaged; mortgaging.
- 1. Jennie took in a lodger to help with the mortgage.
- 2. Thousands of its customers are in arrears with loans and mortgage payments.
- 3. The recent rebound in mortgage rates could snuff out the housing recovery.
- 4. The bank foreclosed on the mortgage for his previous home.
- 5. I sometimes find it a strain to be responsible for the mortgage.
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