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immortal (adj.)

late 14c., "deathless," from Latin immortalis "deathless, undying" (of gods), "imperishable, endless" (of fame, love, work, etc.), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mortalis "mortal" (from PIE root *mer- "to rub away, harm," also "to die" and forming words referring to death and to beings subject to death). In reference to fame, literature, etc., "unceasing, destined to endure forever, never to be forgotten, lasting a long time," attested from early 15c. (also in classical Latin). As a noun, "an immortal being," from 1680s.

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Definitions of immortal from WordNet
1
immortal (n.)
a person (such as an author) of enduring fame;
Shakespeare is one of the immortals
immortal (n.)
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force;
Synonyms: deity / divinity / god
2
immortal (adj.)
not subject to death;
From wordnet.princeton.edu