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mortal

 [mor´t'l]
1. destined to die.
2. fatal.

mor·tal

(mōr'tăl),
1. Pertaining to or causing death.
2. Destined to die.
[L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]

mortal

/mor·tal/ (mor´t'l)
1. subject to death, or destined to die.
2. fatal.

mortal

Etymology: L, mortalis, perishable
1 subject to death.
2 causing death.

mor·tal

(mōr'tăl)
1. Pertaining to or causing death.
2. Destined to die.
[L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]

mortal

1. destined to die.
2. causing or terminating in death; fatal.
References in classic literature ?
And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men also when they come to have grey hair on the temples at their birth (6).
For upon the bounteous earth Zeus has thrice ten thousand spirits, watchers of mortal men, and these keep watch on judgements and deeds of wrong as they roam, clothed in mist, all over the earth.
Let a slave follow a little behind with a mattock and make trouble for the birds by hiding the seed; for good management is the best for mortal men as bad management is the worst.
Yet the will of Zeus who holds the aegis is different at different times; and it is hard for mortal men to tell it; for if you should plough late, you may find this remedy -- when the cuckoo first calls (20) in the leaves of the oak and makes men glad all over the boundless earth, if Zeus should send rain on the third day and not cease until it rises neither above an ox's hoof nor falls short of it, then the late-plougher will vie with the early.
Of themselves diseases come upon men continually by day and by night, bringing mischief to mortals silently; for wise Zeus took away speech from them.
Hooper, "I, perhaps, like most other mortals, have sorrows dark enough to be typified by a black veil.
For instance, assuming to myself the power of marshalling the aforesaid procession, I direct a trumpeter to send forth a blast loud enough to be heard from hence to China; and a herald, with world-pervading voice, to make proclamation for a certain class of mortals to take their places.
Therefore let the trumpet, if possible, split its brazen throat with a louder note than ever, and the herald summon all mortals, who, from whatever cause, have lost, or never found, their proper places in the wold.
Summary: Dubai [UAE], Feb 27 (ANI): The mortal remains of veteran actress Sridevi, who died in a Dubai hotel on February 24, is likely to not reach Mumbai by Monday night, as India's Ambassador to UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri said it "takes 2-3 days to complete processes.
If you can suspend disbelief and imagine the god Apollo being stripped of his deity by his father Zeus, and being cast down to earth as a mere mortal 16 year old in downtown New York, then you will be completely hooked by this tale of Apollo's attempts to regain his father's trust and resume his place in Olympia.
MORTAL Kombat X hit our consoles last year right between the eyes with its reincarntion of the classic fighter game.
The Mortal Kombat Universe has of course evolved since these, but they remain the pioneers.