immortal

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

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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.
    • Shakespeare
      I have immortal longings in me.
  4. (obsolete) Great; excessive; grievous.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hayward to this entry?)

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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; a 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 m, f (masculine and feminine plural immortals)

  1. immortal

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