The Mortgage Is Dead; Long Live The (Reverse) Mortgage
Wade D. Pfau
The word "mortgage" comes from the Latin mort, meaning death, and "gage", roughly meaning a pledge to repay.
(I use these little tidbits to rationalize my choice to take four years of Latin in high school instead of learning a language I might actually use.)
Cotton, Dirk, "The Mortgage Is Dead; Long Live The (Reverse) Mortgage" (2016). In the News. 1585.