Latin, literally "those about to die salute you," words addressed to emperor by gladiators upon entering the arena. Third person singular is moriturus te salutat, first person singular is moriturus te saluto.
It was the Cæsar morituri te salutant of Tacitus, but in this case the cry was uttered by heroes.
In this connexion we may mention the admirable picture of Grome which bears the title, “Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant.”
“morituri te salutant,” said 50 Captain Patterson forebodingly, as the first caravan passed out of Leh.
A mighty chord reverberates in this poetry: morituri te salutant.