mort-, mor-, mori-, morti- +
(Latin: death, dead; die, dying)
2. The hardening of the muscular tissues of the body, from one to seven hours after death as a result of the coagulation of the myosinogen and paramyosinogen: The cadaveric rigidity disappears after one to five or six days, or when decomposition begins.
Sometimes the rigor mortis, or cadaveric rigidity in the corpse, makes it difficult to fit the body into the coffin for burial.3. The postmortem stiffening of the voluntary and involuntary muscles of the body present a board-like situation for the entire body: The development of cadaveric rigidity may be poor or incomplete in elderly, very young, or severely debilitated individuals.
Motto of German Emperor Henry VII of Luxembourg (1308-1313).
This was a term, or name, alchemists gave to worthless material that remained after their experiments; such as, residuum left after chemical analysis; worthless residue in a flask after the distillation was complete; by extension, "a worthless or useless person".
Another translation: "Speak kindly of the dead." It is believed that Chilon of Sparta, one of the wise men of sixth-century B.C. Greece, is the author of this saying. Keep in mind that this would be a Latin translation of what Chilon said in Greek.
The advice to everyone is to speak well of the recently dead or, if you can not say anything good, to keep quiet.
2. In a wider sense, not liable to perish or decay; everlasting, imperishable, unfading, incorruptible.
3. Of fame, or of famous works or their authors; lasting through an unlimited succession of ages that will not fade from the memory of men; remembered or celebrated through all time: "Shakespeare's immortal plays."
To make a speech immortal you don't have to make it everlasting.
2. The condition of being celebrated through all time; enduring fame or remembrance.
Immortality is considered by some people to be a fate worse than death.
The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
2. The act of immortalizing (exempt from death), or the situation whereby one is immortalized (given unending life).
The average person does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
2. To cause to be remembered or to be famous forever: There are many individuals who exist now and who will be immortalized as a result of what they do for other people.
French for "the everlasting"; mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers usually having purple flowers; from southern Europe to Iran; naturalized elsewhere.
A statement made in articulo mortis, "at the point of death", carries special weight; since it is believed that a person about to die has nothing to gain, perhaps much to lose, by lying.