Notes to the Origin of the Expression: ≪ Atra Mors ≫

@article{DirsayNotesTT,
  title={Notes to the Origin of the Expression: ≪ Atra Mors ≫},
  author={Stephen D'irsay},
  journal={Isis},
  volume={8},
  pages={328 - 332}
}
The origin of the designation atra mors which has been given to plague in general and to the epidemic of 1348-1349 in particular, is by no means certainly known. The prevailing opinion is voiced by Cardinal GASQUET (1) according to whom the expression occurs for the first time in the Rerum Danicarum Historia of PONTANUS published in 1631 (2). After this time, the phrases den sorte Dod, the Icelandic Svatur Daudi (3), der schwarze Tod and the Black Death multiply rapidly, designating epidemics… 
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