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From Old Irish mór.


  • IPA(key): /muːr/, /muːɹ̝/, /muːə̯/, /muː/


mooar (plural mooarey, comparative moo, superlative smoo)

  1. big, great, grand, heavy, powerful, extravagant
    Bee argid mooar ass.
    It will bring in big money.
    By haittin mooar lhiam fakin ee reesht.
    It would afford me great pleasure to see her again.
    Cha nel eh lieh cho mooar as shen.
    He is not half so big as that.
    Daag eh sluight mooar ny yei.
    He left a large posterity behind.
    Diu eh ooilley lesh slug mooar.
    He drank it at a draught (literally, ‘with a big swallow’).

Derived terms[edit]


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mooar vooar unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.