Moriarty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish Ó Muircheartaigh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔːɹiɑː(ɹ)ti/

Proper noun[edit]

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Moriarty

  1. A surname of Irish origin.
  2. Professor James Moriarty, fictional archenemy and nemesis of Sherlock Holmes; by extension any such archenemy or nemesis.
    1997 Martha Nochimson, The passion of David Lynch: wild at heart in Hollywood:
    The town of Twin peaks, suddenly not energised by its mammary setting, is narrated as a large chess board on which the action is completely defined by the competing logic of Dale Cooper and his Moriarty-like nemesis, Windom Earle.
  3. A city in New Mexico.