mora

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See also: Mora, móra, morá, and Móra

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

mora (plural moras)

  1. The common mora (Mora moro)
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora (uncountable)

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

Etymology 5[edit]

From the Ancient Greek μόρᾰ (móra).

Noun[edit]

mora (plural morai)

  1. (historical, military) An ancient Spartan military unit of about a sixth of the Spartan army, typically composed of hoplites.
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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mo‧ra

Noun[edit]

mora

  1. vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmorɑ/, [ˈmo̞rɑ]
  • Rhymes: -orɑ
  • Syllabification: mo‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mora.

Noun[edit]

mora

  1. (linguistics) mora
Declension[edit]
Inflection of mora (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative mora morat
genitive moran morien
partitive moraa moria
illative moraan moriin
singular plural
nominative mora morat
accusative nom. mora morat
gen. moran
genitive moran morien
morainrare
partitive moraa moria
inessive morassa morissa
elative morasta morista
illative moraan moriin
adessive moralla morilla
ablative moralta morilta
allative moralle morille
essive morana morina
translative moraksi moriksi
instructive morin
abessive moratta moritta
comitative morineen
Possessive forms of mora (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person morani moramme
2nd person morasi moranne
3rd person moransa

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after Swedish Mora in Sweden.

Noun[edit]

mora

  1. (colloquial) knife, hunting knife
Declension[edit]
Inflection of mora (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative mora morat
genitive moran morien
partitive moraa moria
illative moraan moriin
singular plural
nominative mora morat
accusative nom. mora morat
gen. moran
genitive moran morien
morainrare
partitive moraa moria
inessive morassa morissa
elative morasta morista
illative moraan moriin
adessive moralla morilla
ablative moralta morilta
allative moralle morille
essive morana morina
translative moraksi moriksi
instructive morin
abessive moratta moritta
comitative morineen
Possessive forms of mora (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person morani moramme
2nd person morasi moranne
3rd person moransa

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Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese morar. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mora.

Verb[edit]

mora

  1. to live somewhere
  2. to reside

Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mōra, from Latin mōrum, from Ancient Greek μόρον (móron).

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Noun[edit]

mora f (plural more)

  1. mulberry (fruit); fruit of a plant of the genus Morus
    Synonyms: gelso, mora del gelso
  2. (by analogy) blackberry (fruit), and similar fruits such as loganberry; fruit of a plant of the genus Rubus
    Synonym: mora di rovo
  3. arrears
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

mora (archaic)

  1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive of morire

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Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese morar.

Verb[edit]

mora

  1. to live somewhere
  2. to reside

References[edit]

  • Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mere (to delay, hinder), from *(s)mer- (to fall into thinking, remember, care for). Some offer as cognates Latin memor, Ancient Greek μέρμηρα (mérmēra), μέριμνα (mérimna), μάρτυρ (mártur), μέλλειν (méllein).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora f (genitive morae); first declension

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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mora morae
Genitive morae morārum
Dative morae morīs
Accusative moram morās
Ablative morā morīs
Vocative mora morae

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Descendants[edit]
  • Asturian: muera

References[edit]

  • mŏra¹ in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mora in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mora in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • mora in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to retard, delay a thing: moram alicui rei afferre, inferre, facere
    • to make all possible haste to..: nullam moram interponere, quin (Phil. 10. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) to detain a person: in mora alicui esse
    • (ambiguous) without delay: sine mora or nulla mora interposita
    • (ambiguous) it is customary to..: mos (moris) est, ut (Brut. 21. 84)
    • (ambiguous) to pass the whole day in discussion: dicendi mora diem extrahere, eximere, tollere
  • mora in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mora in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of mor

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora f

  1. definite singular of mor

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मयूर (mayūra).

Noun[edit]

mora m

  1. peacock

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Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural more)

  1. mulberry

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mora (delay).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural moras)

  1. a delay
    Synonyms: atraso, delonga, demora
  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 and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of morar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of morar

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mora.

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
Declension[edit]

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)
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora (Cyrillic spelling мора)

  1. inflection of more:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/genitive/accusative/vocative plural

Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

mora

  1. genitive singular of more

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mora, from Latin mōrum.

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, 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, 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]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[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)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin maura (female Moor).

Noun[edit]

mora f (plural moras, masculine moro, masculine plural moros)

  1. feminine equivalent of moro

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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.

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Further reading[edit]

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, page 207.