mores

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See also: Mores, móres, morés, and mòrës

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mōrēs (ways, character, morals), the plural of mōs.

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Noun[edit]

mores pl (plural only)

  1. A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws.
    • 1970, Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, Bantam Books, page 99:
      All of us seem to need some totalistic relationships in our lives. But to decry the fact that we cannot have only such relationships is nonsense. And to prefer a society in which the individual has holistic relationships with a few, rather than modular relationships with many, is to wish for a return to the imprisonment of the past — a past when individuals may have been more tightly bound to one another, but when they were also more tightly regimented by social conventions, sexual mores, political and religious restrictions.
    • 1973, Philippa Foot, “Nietzsche: The Revaluation of Values” in Nietzsche: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Robert C. Solomon, Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, →ISBN, page 165:
      It is relevant here to recall that the word “morality” is derived from mos with its plural mores, and that in its present usage it has not lost this connexion with the mores — the rules of behaviour — of a society.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

mores

  1. plural of more

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

mores

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of more

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mōrēs (customs, rules).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mo‧res

Noun[edit]

mores pl (plural only)

  1. (college) customs, rules

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mores

  1. plural of more

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōrēs

  1. nominative plural of mōs
  2. accusative plural of mōs
  3. vocative plural of mōs

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mores m inan

  1. law obedience
    Synonyms: karność, subordynacja

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Further reading[edit]

  • mores in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mores in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mores

  1. second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of morar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) negative imperative of morar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mores

  1. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of morar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of morar.