morse

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See also: Morse and morsë

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French mors, from Latin morsus (bite; clasp), from mordere (to bite).

Noun[edit]

morse (plural morses)

  1. A clasp or fastening used to fasten a cope in the front, usually decorative. [from 15th c.]
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XI:
      The morse bore a seraph's head in gold-thread raised work.

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain. Compare Russian морж (morž, walrus), Saami morša, Finnish mursu (all attested later).

Noun[edit]

morse (plural morses)

  1. (now rare) A walrus. [from 15th c.]
    • 1880-1881: Clements R Markham (editor), The Voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622:
      Then we passed through a great deale of small ice, and sawe, upon some peices, two morses, and upon some, one; and also diuers seales, layeing upon peices of ice.

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Breton[edit]

Adverb[edit]

morse

  1. never

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Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

morse

  1. singular present subjunctive of morsen

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian морж (morž), from Northern Sami.

Noun[edit]

morse m (plural morses)

  1. walrus
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

morse m (uncountable)

  1. Morse code

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

morse f

  1. plural form of morsa

Verb[edit]

morse

  1. third-person singular past historic of mordere

morse f

  1. Plural of morso

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

morse

  1. vocative masculine singular of morsus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

morse (uncountable) (definite singular morsen; definite singular possessive morsens)

  1. Morse code

Verb[edit]

morse (present tense morser; past tense and past participle morsa or morset)

  1. transmit Morse code
  2. die

Usage notes[edit]

Using morse to signify die instead of the more common is a special usage found among health workers. The use of the term in this way is unknown in the general population.


Swedish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

morse

  1. (following i + possibly further specifications) a past morning

Usage notes[edit]

The word is never used on its own, but in various constructions which all begins by the preposition i. Without further specifications, it is taken to mean "the (already past) morning of today". Specifying the day gives following options:

And so on for Tuesday - Sunday. Note that the days of the weeks are always in genitive case.

A synonymous construction, which however is not restricted to past mornings, is to use på ... morgon(en):

  • på måndag morgon = (on) Monday morning (note: only in the future)
  • på måndagsmorgonen (on) the Monday morning (past or future)
  • But there is one exception: "tomorrow morning" is usually i morgon bitti (or less common i morgon på morgonen)