- (italics) Latin. remember that you must die.
- an object, as a skull, serving as a reminder of death or mortality.
Origin of memento mori
dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
- sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country.
Examples from the Web for mori
Contemporary Examples of mori
Mori sued the publisher of the magazine for defamation but dropped the lawsuit in November of 2011.The Yakuza Olympics
February 7, 2014
In her show, Mori simulates the Jōmon ancient stone formations, as a way connecting to their sense of balance and harmony.Mariko Mori Rebirth at the Japan Society
October 10, 2013
Mori, on the other hand, is struggling to make Israel better.
Dear Yoav, My name is Jesse Rothman, and Mori is my older brother.
To be sure, I am not condemning individuals like yourself or like your comrades, and certainly Mori isn't.
Historical Examples of mori
How nice of you to have invited Amenomori to our tiffin,—and the trip to mori!The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2
The Mori lads, never thinking but that it was a common ass, jumped on its back.
The Bombyx mori has, however, nothing alluring in its appearance.The Insect World
Mori commissioned Moscheles to write a piece "Gems la Paganini," taking the precaution of obtaining the violinist's consent.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work
Stephen Samuel Stratton
Mori, though named from its mulberry trees, is more famed for its tobacco, which is reckoned the best grown in Tirol.
- Market and Opinion Research Institutea MORI poll
- an object, such as a skull, intended to remind people of the inevitability of death
Word Origin for memento mori
"reminder of death," 1590s, Latin, literally "remember that you must die."