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Definition of Letum

Letum Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
death| ruin| annihilation; death and destruction
death, ruin, annihilation.
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death, ruin, annihilation
Letum Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In ancient Roman myth and literature, Mors (also known as Letus) is the personification of death equivalent to the Greek Thánatos. The Latin noun for "death", mors, genitive mortis, is of feminine gender, but ancient Roman art  is not known to depict Death as a woman. Latin poets, however, are bound by the grammatical gender of the word. Horace writes of pallida Mors, "pale Death," who kicks her way into the hovels of the poor and the towers of kings equally. Seneca, for whom Mors is also pale, describes her "eager teeth." Tibullus pictures Mors as black or dark.

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