|Posted by Jamie McGarvey on December 31, 2009 at 8:33 PM|
I have seen the question raised before as to whether the Motto for the Garvey/McGarvey Coat of Arms was "Mirior Invictus" or "Morior Invictus". If you look in the Coat of Arms section you will find that it was registered at different times both ways. One has to remember that different individuals registered the motto and therefore the difference.
Now being that this particular Coat of Arms is a Sept Coat of Arms some research might have to be done to see what the original spelling was.
Below are the English meanings from the Latin words:
miracula : miraculum : a miracle play.
miraculose : miraculously.
mire : wonderfully, mervellously, uncommonly.
mirifice : wonderfuly, marvelously, extraordinarily
miro : to wonder.
miror : to marvel at, admire, wonder.
mirus : wonderful, astonishing, extraordinary
mora : delay
moratlis : mortal.
morbus : sickness, disease, illness.
mores, morium : ways, conduct, character, morals.
morior : to die, wither away, decay.
mors mortis : death.
morsus : a biting, bite, also, sting, pain.
mortalitas : the state of being mortal/ death, a dying
mortifera : deadly things
mortuus : dead, deceased, passed away, gone West, departed.
"More Wonderfull Unconquered" or " Even in Death Unconquered (I die Unconquered)"
maybe someday someone will find the correct spelling.