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immortality

[im-awr-tal-i-tee] /ˌɪm ɔrˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
immortal condition or quality; unending life.
2.
enduring fame.
Origin of immortality
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English immortalite < Latin immortālitās. See immortal, -ity
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n.

mid-14c., "deathlessness," from Old French immortalité (13c.) and directly from Latin immortalitatem (nominative immortalitas) "deathlessness, endless life," from immortalis (see immortal). Sense of "everlasting fame" is from 1530s.

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