mortal

[ mawr-tl ]
/ ˈmɔr tl /

adjective

noun

a human being.
the condition of being subject to death.

Nearby words

  1. morse, samuel f. b.,
  2. morse, samuel finley breese,
  3. morsel,
  4. mort,
  5. mortadella,
  6. mortal mind,
  7. mortal sin,
  8. mortal sin/venial sin,
  9. mortality,
  10. mortality rate

Origin of mortal

1325–75; Middle English < Latin mortālis, equivalent to mort- (stem of mors) death + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for mortal

mortal

/ (ˈmɔːtəl) /

adjective

noun

a mortal being
informal a persona mean mortal
Derived Formsmortally, adverb

Word Origin for mortal

C14: from Latin mortālis, from mors death

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Word Origin and History for mortal
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Medicine definitions for mortal

mortal

[ môrtl ]

adj.

Liable or subject to death.
Causing death; fatal.

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