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Mora
See also: Mora, móra, morá, and Móra

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin mora ("duration of time, delay").

Noun

mora (plural morae or moras)

  1. (Scottish law) A delay in bringing a claim.
  2. (poetics) A unit used to measure lines and stanzas of poetry.
    • 1918, Elcanon Isaacs, "The Metrical Basis of Hebrew Poetry", in The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, volume 35, page 22:
      In the quantitative meters in Sanskrit a heavy syllable is considered to be equal to two morae and a light syllable equivalent to one mora.
  3. (phonology) A unit of syllable weight used in phonology, by which stress, foot structure, or timing of utterance is determined in some languages (e.g. Japanese).

Derived terms

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Etymology 2

New Latin from a botanical name, perhaps from Tupi.

Noun

mora (plural moras)

  1. (botany) Any tree of the genus Mora of large South American trees.
    • 1904, W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions, A Romance of the Tropical Forest
      At length, somewhere about the centre of the wood, she led me to an immense mora tree, growing almost isolated, covering with its shade a large space of ground entirely free from undergrowth.

Etymology 3

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

mora (plural moras)

  1. The common mora (Mora moro)
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Etymology 4

Noun

mora (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of morra (finger-counting game)

Etymology 5

From the Ancient Greek ? (móra).

Noun

mora (plural morai)

  1. (historical, military) An ancient Spartan military unit of about a sixth of the Spartan army, typically composed of hoplites.
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Cebuano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: mo?ra

Noun

mora

  1. vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'mor?/, ['mo?r?]
  • Rhymes: -or?
  • Hyphenation: mo?ra

Etymology 1

From Latin mora.

Noun

mora

  1. (linguistics) mora
Declension
Inflection of mora (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative mora morat
genitive moran morien
partitive moraa moria
illative moraan moriin
singular plural
nominative mora morat
accusative nom. mora morat
gen. moran
genitive moran morien
morainrare
partitive moraa moria
inessive morassa morissa
elative morasta morista
illative moraan moriin
adessive moralla morilla
ablative moralta morilta
allative moralle morille
essive morana morina
translative moraksi moriksi
instructive morin
abessive moratta moritta
comitative morineen
Possessive forms of mora (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person morani moramme
2nd person morasi moranne
3rd person moransa

Etymology 2

Named after Swedish Mora in Sweden.

Noun

mora

  1. (colloquial) knife, hunting knife
Declension
Inflection of mora (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative mora morat
genitive moran morien
partitive moraa moria
illative moraan moriin
singular plural
nominative mora morat
accusative nom. mora morat
gen. moran
genitive moran morien
morainrare
partitive moraa moria
inessive morassa morissa
elative morasta morista
illative moraan moriin
adessive moralla morilla
ablative moralta morilta
allative moralle morille
essive morana morina
translative moraksi moriksi
instructive morin
abessive moratta moritta
comitative morineen
Possessive forms of mora (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person morani moramme
2nd person morasi moranne
3rd person moransa

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Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese morar. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mora.

Verb

mora

  1. to live
  2. to reside

Italian

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Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *m?ra, from Latin m?rum, from Ancient Greek (móron).

Noun

mora f (plural more)

  1. mulberry (fruit); fruit of a plant of the genus Morus
    Synonyms: gelso, mora del gelso
  2. (by analogy) blackberry (fruit), and similar fruits such as loganberry; fruit of a plant of the genus Rubus
    Synonym: mora di rovo
  3. arrears

Related terms

Verb

mora (archaic)

  1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive of morire

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Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese morar.

Verb

mora

  1. to live
  2. to reside

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *mere ("to delay, hinder"), from *(s)mer- ("to fall into thinking, remember, care for"). Some offer as cognates Latin memor, Ancient Greek ? (mérm?ra), ? (mérimna), (mártur), ? (méllein).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /'mo.ra/, ['m?.ra]
  • (file)

Noun

mora f (genitive morae); first declension

  1. delay, or any duration of time.
    sine mor?
    without delay

Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

Descendants
  • Asturian: muera

References

  • m?ra¹ in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mora in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mora in Charles du Fresne du Cange's Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883-1887)
  • mora in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to retard, delay a thing: moram alicui rei afferre, inferre, facere
    • to make all possible haste to..: nullam moram interponere, quin (Phil. 10. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) to detain a person: in mora alicui esse
    • (ambiguous) without delay: sine mora or nulla mora interposita
    • (ambiguous) it is customary to..: mos (moris) est, ut (Brut. 21. 84)
    • (ambiguous) to pass the whole day in discussion: dicendi mora diem extrahere, eximere, tollere
  • mora in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mora in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

mora m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of mor

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

mora f

  1. definite singular of mor

Pali

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Sanskrit ? (may?ra).

Noun

mora m

  1. peacock

Declension


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin mora ("delay").

Pronunciation

Noun

mora f (plural moras)

  1. a delay
    Synonyms: atraso, delonga, demora
  2. (law) a delay in the payment of a debt
  3. (law) a mulct for not paying a debt in time
  4. (phonology) mora (unit of syllable weight)

Related terms

Verb

mora

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of morar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of morar

Scots

Etymology

From Latin mora.

Noun

mora (plural morae)

  1. (Scottish law) A delay in bringing a claim.

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *mor, *mora, from Proto-Indo-European *mor-t- ("death"). Cognate with Lithuanian mãras ("plague, pestilence"), Latin mors ("death") and Sanskrit (mara, "death, dying").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /môra/
  • Hyphenation: mo?ra

Noun

m?ra f (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. nightmare
Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin mora ("duration of time, delay").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /m?:ra/
  • Hyphenation: mo?ra

Noun

móra f (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. (phonology, poetics) mora
Declension

Etymology 3

From Italian morra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mô:ra/
  • Hyphenation: mo?ra

Noun

m?ra f (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. morra (ancient game)
Declension

Noun

mora (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. inflection of more:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/genitive/accusative/vocative plural

Slovak

Noun

mora

  1. genitive singular of more

Spanish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin *mora, from Latin m?rum.

Noun

mora f (plural moras)

  1. a mulberry, a mulberry fruit
    • 2005, J. M. Arribas Castrillo and Emilio Vallina Álvarez, Hematología Clínica: Temas de Patología Médica ' (Clinical Hematology: Topics in Medical Pathology, Universidad de Oviedo, ->ISBN, page 230:
      Es posible observar inclusiones lipoproteicas (cuerpos de Russell) o agregados en forma de mora (células de Mott).
      It is possible to observe inclusions of lipoprotein (Russell bodies) or aggregates in the shape of a mulberry (Mott cells).
    • 2009, Luis Alberto Moreno (Spanish translator), R. A. Cawson and E. W. Odell (English authors), Cawson Fundamentos de Medicina y Patología Oral, Octavo Edición (Cawson's Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Eighth Edition), Elsevier España, ->ISBN, page 207:
      Los núcleos degenerativos distendidos de las células epiteliales forman un grupo que adquiere el aspecto de una mora.
      The distended degenerating nuclei of the epithelial cells cluster together to give the typical mulberry appearance.[1]
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Latin mora ("delay").

Noun

mora f (plural moras)

  1. default (failure to meet an obligation on time)
  2. (phonology) mora (unit of syllable weight)

Etymology 3

From Latin maura ("female Moor").

Noun

mora f (plural moras, masculine moro, masculine plural moros)

  1. female equivalent of moro

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

mora

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of morar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of morar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of morar.

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Further reading

References

  1. ^ English (original) text from R. A. Cawson and E. W. Odell, Cawson's Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Eighth Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences (2008), ->ISBN, page 207.

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