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momento mori

English translation: Remember that you must die. Remember all must die.

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Latin term or phrase:momento mori
English translation:Remember that you must die. Remember all must die.
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19:43 Apr 3, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: momento mori
found on a gravestone....in memory of?
jared
Remember that you must die. Remember all must die. Etc.
Explanation:

Remember that you must die.
Remember all must die.
The remembrance of death.
Etc.

See some examples below:

... Momento Mori, remember all must die. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Then why do you
do it? If Death wins against all, and You are Death, why do you fear our Love ...
buffy.acmecity.com/danag/233/bookstacks/mori.html


Momento mori: remember that
you must die. www.skidmore.edu/academics/fll/janzalon/fantastique/danse/ danse.html

MOMENTO MORI. (The Remembrance of Death). / Medieval
Saints and their Role in the Plague /. Source ...
www.humanities.ccny.cuny.edu/history/plague/momentomori.htm

This is a common Latin saying (I found some 2,500 examples on the web). In addition to its use on gravestones, it can also be found in entirely different situations; for instance, I hear it quite often in movies, when mafia toughs communicate.

Hope that this helps.

Best regards,

Artyan
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great answer and thorough reference....thanks again!
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Summary of answers provided
naRemember you must die ; Remember thy Death; reminder or shortness of life
Vesna Zivcic
naRemember that you must die. Remember all must die. Etc.artyan
naremember you have to die
Laura Gentili


  

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3 hrs
remember you have to die


Explanation:
Ancient latin saying which means "remember you will die", "remember you have to die". The philosophical idea is that men should live their live keeping in mind that they have to die, therefore living a more meaningful life.

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 11:58
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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4 hrs
Remember that you must die. Remember all must die. Etc.


Explanation:

Remember that you must die.
Remember all must die.
The remembrance of death.
Etc.

See some examples below:

... Momento Mori, remember all must die. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Then why do you
do it? If Death wins against all, and You are Death, why do you fear our Love ...
buffy.acmecity.com/danag/233/bookstacks/mori.html


Momento mori: remember that
you must die. www.skidmore.edu/academics/fll/janzalon/fantastique/danse/ danse.html

MOMENTO MORI. (The Remembrance of Death). / Medieval
Saints and their Role in the Plague /. Source ...
www.humanities.ccny.cuny.edu/history/plague/momentomori.htm

This is a common Latin saying (I found some 2,500 examples on the web). In addition to its use on gravestones, it can also be found in entirely different situations; for instance, I hear it quite often in movies, when mafia toughs communicate.

Hope that this helps.

Best regards,

Artyan



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artyan
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5 hrs
Remember you must die ; Remember thy Death; reminder or shortness of life


Explanation:
1. Memento Mori
... because we must always be prepared.'' This same sentiment was why Memento Mori ``Remember Death'' -- was carved all over ancient Rome.

www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/052200.html

2. Dictionary of Difficult Words - memento mori n. 'remember you must die'; n. reminder of death, or of shortness of life.

www.lineone.net/dictionaryof/difficultwords/d0008146.html

3. Memento Mori
... admonition to the living to remember that life was only a ... reminder of the inevitability
of death, could be found in the ...

www.halfmoon.org/story/rubbings.html


    same as above
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 11:58
Native speaker of: Croatian
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