- A human; someone susceptible to death.
- 1596: w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, w:A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Midsummer Night's Dream
- : Lord what fools these mortals be!
- Susceptible to death by aging, sickness, injury, or wound
Etymology: From Latin mortalis, from mortis (mors) "death", from Indo-European (unicode, ) "die" (the source of Ancient Greek "mortal" (from an earlier form ), Old English morí "murder", Welsh marw "died", Lithuanian mirtís "mortal").
- 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : ... for I was in fear lest the captain should repent of his confessions and make an end of me.
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