Definitions for mortal
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mortal.
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, souladjective
a human being
"there was too much for one person to do"
subject to death
involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
"the seven deadly sins"
unrelenting and deadly
deadly, deathly, mortaladjective
causing or capable of causing death
"a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
A human; someone susceptible to death.
Susceptible to death by aging, sickness, injury, or wound
A mortal wound.
Etymology: From mortalis, from mors; see it for more.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: mortalis, Lat. mortel, Fr.
Nature does require
Her times of preservation, which, perforce,
I her frail son amongst my breth’ren mortal
Must give my attendance to. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Cor. xv. 53.
Heav’nly powers, where shall we find such love!
Which of ye will be mortal to redeem
Man’s mortal crime; and just, th’ unjust to save. John Milton.
The day thou eat’st thereof, my sole command
Transgrest, inevitably thou shalt die;
From that day mortal: and this happy state
Shalt lose. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. viii.
Come all you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to th’ toe, top full
Of cruelty. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The mortalest poisons practised by the West Indians, have some mixture of the blood, fat, or flesh of man. Francis Bacon.
Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world, and all our woe. John Milton.
Some circumstances have been great discouragers of trade, and others are absolutely mortal to it. William Temple.
Hope not, base man! unquestion’d hence to go,
For I am Palamon, thy mortal foe. Dryden.
Safe in the hand of one disposing pow’r,
Or in the natal, or the mortal hour. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.
They met me in the day of success; and I have learned by the perfected report, they have more in them than mortal knowledge. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath
To time and mortal custom. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The voice of God
To mortal ear is dreadful; They beseech,
That Moses might report to them his will,
And terror cease. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xii.
Success, the mark no mortal wit,
Or surest hand can always hit. Samuel Butler.
No one enjoyment but is liable to be lost by ten thousand accidents, out of all mortal power to prevent. Robert South, Serm.
The birds were in a mortal apprehension of the beetles, till the sparrow reasoned them into understanding. Roger L'Estrange.
The nymph grew pale and in a mortal fright,
Spent with the labour of so long a flight;
And now despairing, cast a mournful look
Upon the streams. Dryden.
Warn poor mortals left behind. Thomas Tickell.
I can behold no mortal now;
For what’s an eye without a brow? Matthew Prior.
subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal
destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly; as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin
fatally vulnerable; vital
of or pertaining to the time of death
affecting as if with power to kill; deathly
human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or knowledge; mortal power
very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours
a being subject to death; a human being; man
Etymology: [F. mortel, L. mortalis, from mors, mortis, death, fr. moriri 8die; akin to E. murder. See Murder, and cf. Filemot, Mere a lake, Mortgage.]
Mortal was a Christian industrial/dance band fronted by Jerome Fontamillas and Jyro Xhan. Both members went on to found the alternative rock group Fold Zandura, and for a time were members of both bands simultaneously. The band is known for its lyrical intelligence, incorporating advanced theology with what has been billed as "Industrial Praise and Worship." According to CCM Magazine "Mortal has had a much greater influence... on industrial music than its modest output would suggest."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mor′tal, adj. liable to die: causing death: deadly: fatal: punishable with death: involving the penalty of spiritual death, as opposed to Venial: extreme, violent, implacable: human: (coll.) very great, very long, confounded, very drunk.—n. a human being.—v.t. Mor′talise, to make mortal.—n. Mortal′ity, condition of being mortal: death: frequency or number of deaths, esp. in proportion to population: the human race.—adv. Mor′tally—(coll.) Mor′tal.—ns. Mort′-cloth, a pall; Mort′-stone, a stone by the wayside on which the bearers lay the bier for a rest during a funeral procession.—Bills of mortality, lists of the numbers of those who have died in any place during any given time; Law of mortality, rules founded on experience or calculation, showing what average proportion of those living at the beginning of a given time will be surviving at its close. [Fr.,—L. mortalis—mori, to die.]
The numerical value of mortal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of mortal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I am a mortal really, I could die at any time.
People assume all their health information is covered by HIPAA and that's just not true, wellness programs are on the border. Some are and some aren't. How can a mere mortal tell? A lot of information can escape into the great American marketing machine, which is desperate to get information on a person's health.
To me there is something thrilling and exalting in the thought that we are drifting forward into a splendid mystery-into something that no mortal eye hath yet seen, and no intelligence has yet declared.
Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.
Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.
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- mortalCatalan, Valencian
- smrtelný, smrtelníkCzech
- sterblich, tödlich, Sterblicher, SterblicheGerman
- θνητός, θανάσιμοςGreek
- mortel, mortelleFrench
- בשר ודםHebrew
- halálos, halandóHungarian
- 死すべき, 不倶戴天, 必滅, 命取り, 致死Japanese
- nāvējošs, nāvīgs, mirstīgs, mirstīgā, mirstīgaisLatvian
- sterfelijk, sterveling, dodelijkDutch
- śmiertelnik, śmiertelnyPolish
- смертельный, смертныйRussian
- zemnik, smrtan, smȑtnica, smȑtnīkSerbo-Croatian
- smrtnik, smrtenSlovene
- ölümlü, faniTurkish
- deidölik, deadöfik, jideadöfan, deadöfan, deidik, hideadöfanVolapük
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