-al; -ial, -eal
(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)
From the Greek peri-, meaning "around" + tonos, "a stretching" = "a stretching around".
2. Fatal or causing death.
3. Of this world; fleeting; destined to die.
4. To the death; as, mortal combat; or a mortal wound.
5. Causing death; fatal.
There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, "Master, just now when I was in the market place I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture; now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go on to Samarra and there Death will not find me."
The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop he went.
Then the merchant went down to the market-place and he saw me standing in the crowd and he came to me and said, "Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning?"
"That was not a threatening gesture," I said, "it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra."
Thoughts are considered by some to be the essential part of being omnicorporeal and spiritual natures which are absolutely distinct; so, they cannot act upon each other; also, organic bodies are omnicorporeal substances.
2. Designed for use in the mouth.
3. Expressed in spoken form as distinct from written form.
4. A reference to medicines that are taken by mouth.
5. A speech sound that is produced by means of an airstream that escapes through the mouth only, with the nasal cavity sealed off by the velum.,BR> 6. In Freudian analysis, a descriptive stage in child development when erotic pleasure is derived from mouth-associated sensations, especially through feeding, thumb-sucking, and putting objects into the mouth.
7. In Freudian analysis, a description of a dependent, selfish, and aggressive personality type with a tendency to derive pleasure from mouth-related activities; such as, eating, drinking, smoking, etc.
8. In biology where mouth is sited, the surface of the body of an animal on which the mouth is situated; such as, the underside of a starfish.
9. In education, when an examination, or test, that involves candidates giving spoken answers to spoken questions, as distinct from one where the questions and answers are in written form.