Trurian word of the day: tundhö

tundhö (noun): corpse; carrion.

mör
almost
edhan
across
e-​​tundhö​
ABL-corpse
in
I
etirfono
trip.over.PERF.NONPAUS
amnacher
corridor.ADV
char
towards

“I almost tripped over a corpse in the corridor”

tundhö is originally a borrowing from High Eolic tund ‘corpse’, but has also come to mean ‘carrion’ more generally (i.e. dead or rotting flesh eaten by birds such as vultures). It carries a slightly pejorative connotation when used to refer to a dead body as opposed to the word mawch ‘body’ (which is more neutral or respectful).

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