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noun 
  1. 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!
adjective 
  1. Susceptible to death by aging, sickness, injury, or wound
    • 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.
Etymology: From Latin mortalis, from mortis (mors) "death", from Indo-European (unicode,
  • mrÌ-to-) "die" (the source of Ancient Greek "mortal" (from an earlier form
  • ), Old English morí "murder", Welsh marw "died", Lithuanian mirtís "mortal").



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