moeurs

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French mœurs (ways, character, morals), from Latin mōrēs (ways, character, morals), the plural of mōs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

moeurs (plural only)

  1. Alternative form of mores, a set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices.
    • 2011, Fiona MacCarthy in The Last Pre-Raphaelite, Faber, ISBN 9780571228614, page 117:
      Georgie was already becoming a little bit bohemian, absorbed into the moeurs of the Pre-Raphaelite world.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin mōrēs (ways, character, morals), the plural of mōs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moeurs f pl

  1. mores, customs

Descendants[edit]