Moor

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Etymology[edit]

From French More, Maure, from Latin Maurus (a Moor, meaning a Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania), possibly from Ancient Greek Μαῦρος (Maûros), μαυρός (maurós, black, dark), an aphetic form of ἀμαυρός (amaurós, dark, obscure)

Noun[edit]

Moor (plural Moors)

  1. (historical) A member of an ancient Berber people from Numidia.
  2. (historical) A member of an Islamic people of Arab or Berber origin ruling Spain and parts of North Africa from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
  3. (archaic) A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa.
  4. (dated) A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa.
  5. A person of an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya language, mainly inhabiting Western Sahara, Mauritania, and parts of neighbouring countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal etc.).

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Moor n (genitive Moors or Moores, plural Moore)

  1. moor, moorland, swamp, swampland

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  • Moor in Duden online