Moor

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English More, Moore, from Old French More (modern French Maure), from Latin Maurus (a Moor, meaning a Mauretanian, an inhabitant of Mauretania), from Ancient Greek Μαυρούσιος (Mauroúsios, Mauretanian). Doublet of Moro.

Noun[edit]

Moor (plural Moors)

  1. (historical) A member of an ancient Berber people from Mauretania.
  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 (plural Moors)

  1. A surname​.
    1. A surname, from Irish​.
    2. A English surname, from given names​.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch moor, from Old French maure, from Latin Maurus, from Ancient Greek Μαυρός (Maurós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Moor
  • Rhymes: -oːr

Noun[edit]

Moor m (plural Moren, diminutive Moortje n, feminine Morin)

  1. (historical) A Moor (member of a Berber people from western North Africa, ruling parts of Spain during the Middle Ages).
  2. (archaic, potentially offensive) A black person, a negro.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German mōr, mūr, from Old Saxon mōr, from Proto-Germanic *mōraz, from Proto-Indo-European. Compare Dutch moer, English moor.

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Moor n (genitive Moors or Moores, plural Moore)

  1. marsh, mire, bog
  2. (Hochmoor) moor
  3. (Flachmoor) fen

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Further reading[edit]

  • Moor” in Duden online