- morse, samuel f. b.,
- morse, samuel finley breese,
- mortal mind,
- mortal sin,
- mortal sin/venial sin,
- mortality rate
Origin of mortal
Examples from the Web for mortal
While some of the patients had been seriously ill, many of them were not in mortal danger—at least not from their illnesses.Why the Crisis in VA Hospitals Shames Our Country on Memorial Day|Jake Adelstein|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stakes didn't seem high enough—largely because America no longer views Russia as its mortal enemy.
On the other far end of the spectrum, admittedly, is the idea that our first president might have unsprung the mortal coil.
Yet each devoted his energies to matters of universal concern, and together they form a curious triptych on the mortal condition.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the Al-Shabab attackers were only able to kill the mortal part of him that he had in common with everybody.Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian Poet Killed in Westgate Mall Attack|Michael Daly|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Did he die there because he was mortal and we leave Rivesaltes.Geography and Plays|Gertrude Stein
All of these patiently endured all hardships leading down to the end of their mortal days.Life in a Thousand Worlds|William Shuler Harris
She sobbed; he lifted her chin with his free hand—and what less could mortal apostle do?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He took off his hat, and made me a lower bow than mortal had ever yet favoured me with.Peter Schlemihl etc.|Adelbert Chamisso
There are, however, in the world a great many people who desire something more than the mere avoidance of mortal sin.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
Word Origin for mortal
mid-14c., "deadly," also "doomed to die," from Old French mortel "destined to die; deserving of death," from Latin mortalis "subject to death, mortal, of a mortal, human," from mors (genitive mortis) "death," from PIE base *mer- "to die," with derivatives referring to death and human beings" (cf. Sanskrit mrtih "death," martah "mortal man;" Avestan miryeite "dies," Old Persian martiya- "man;" Armenian meranim "die;" Latin mori "to die;" Lithuanian mirtis "mortal man;" Greek brotos "mortal" (hence ambrotos "immortal"); Old Church Slavonic mrutvu "dead;" Old Irish marb, Welsh marw "died;" Old English morþ "murder"). The most widespread Indo-European root for "to die," forming the common word for it except in Greek and Germanic. Watkins says it is "possibly" the same as PIE *mer- "rub, pound, wear away" (see morbid).
"mortal thing or substance," 1520s, from mortal (adj.). Latin mortalis also was used as a noun, "a man, mortal, human being."