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immortality

[im-awr-tal-i-tee]
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noun
  1. immortal condition or quality; unending life.
  2. enduring fame.

Origin of immortality

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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