Definition of memento mori noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


memento mori

BrE BrE//məˌmentəʊ ˈmɔːri//
; NAmE NAmE//məˌmentoʊ ˈmɔːri//
; BrE BrE//məˌmentəʊ ˈmɔːraɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//məˌmentoʊ ˈmɔːraɪ//
(pl. memento mori)
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an object or symbol that reminds or warns you of death Word OriginLatin, literally ‘remember (that you have) to die’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: memento mori