memento mori

memento mori

noun, plural memento mori for 2.

  1. (italics) Latin. remember that you must die.
  2. an object, as a skull, serving as a reminder of death or mortality.


  1. an object, such as a skull, intended to remind people of the inevitability of death

n.“reminder of death,” 1590s, Latin, literally “remember that you must die.”

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