mora

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mora (duration of time, delay).

Noun[edit]

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).

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Etymology 2[edit]

New Latin from a botanical name, perhaps from Tupi.

Noun[edit]

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[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mora (plural moras)

  1. Any fish of the genus Mora
    1. The common mora
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora (uncountable)

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural more)

  1. mulberry fruit
  2. blackberry (fruit) (and similar fruits such as loganberry)
  3. arrears

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mere (to delay, hinder).

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Noun[edit]

mora f (genitive morae); first declension

  1. delay, or any duration of time.
    sine morā
    without delay

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mora morae
genitive morae morārum
dative morae morīs
accusative moram morās
ablative morā morīs
vocative mora morae

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora f

  1. singular definite of mor

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mora (delay).

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural moras)

  1. a delay
  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)

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Verb[edit]

mora

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of morar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of morar

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

mora (plural morae)

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

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mȍra f (Cyrillic spelling мо̏ра)

  1. nightmare
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mora (duration of time, delay).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǒːra/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ra

Noun[edit]

móra f (Cyrillic spelling мо́ра)

  1. (phonology, poetics) mora
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Italian morra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /môːra/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ra

Noun[edit]

mȏra f (Cyrillic spelling мо̑ра)

  1. morra (ancient game)
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Vulgar Latin mora, from Latin morum.

Noun[edit]

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 978-84-8317-519-4, 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 978-84-8086-430-5, 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]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin maura (female Moor)

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural moras, masculine moro)

  1. (ethnicity) feminine form of moro

Etymology 3[edit]

see morar

Verb[edit]

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.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Latin mora (delay)

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural moras)

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

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References[edit]

  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 978-0-443-10125-0, page 207.