immortal

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin immortālis, from prefix im- (not) (from in-) + mortālis (mortal) (from mors (death), combining form mort- + adjectival suffix -alis). Displaced native undeadly, from Old English undēadlīċ.

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immortal (not comparable)

  1. Not susceptible to death; living forever; never dying.
  2. Never to be forgotten; that merits being always remembered.
    his immortal words
  3. Connected with or relating to immortality.
  4. (obsolete) Exceedingly great; excessive; grievous.
    • 1603, John Hayward, The Right of Succession Asserted
      immortal and mercyless butchery

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immortal (plural immortals)

  1. One who is not susceptible to death.
  2. A member of an elite regiment of the Persian army.
  3. A member of the Académie française.
  4. (Internet) An administrator of a multi-user dungeon.
    Synonyms: immort, wizard
    • 1999, "Corey Crawford", RECRUITING: [circle] Tazmania/Middle Sphere: Admin, Builders, Immortals (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.announce)
      Tazmania/Middle Sphere is in need of builders, admin, and immortals. [] Immortals do not need experiance[sic].

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From Latin immortālis

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immortal (masculine and feminine plural immortals)

  1. immortal

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