moror

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From mora (delay) +‎ .

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

moror (present infinitive morārī or morārier, perfect active morātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. (intransitive) I linger, loiter.
    Synonyms: habitō, cōnsistō
  2. (transitive) I delay, hinder.
    Synonyms: dētineō, cūnctor, retardō, prōtrahō, tardō, dubitō, trahō, differō
    Antonyms: ruō, currō, accurrō, trepidō, festīnō, prōvolō, properō, corripiō, affluō, mātūrō
  3. I impede, detain, cause to wait, hinder
    Synonyms: supprimō, arceō, refrēnō, obstō, cūnctor, contineō, retineō, cohibeō, intersaepiō, inclūdō, perimō, obstō, coerceō, officiō, reprimō, saepiō, comprimō
    Antonyms: līberō, eximō, absolvō, excipiō, exonerō, ēmittō
Conjugation[edit]
   Conjugation of moror (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present moror morāris,
morāre
morātur morāmur morāminī morantur
imperfect morābar morābāris,
morābāre
morābātur morābāmur morābāminī morābantur
future morābor morāberis,
morābere
morābitur morābimur morābiminī morābuntur
perfect morātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect morātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect morātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present morer morēris,
morēre
morētur morēmur morēminī morentur
imperfect morārer morārēris,
morārēre
morārētur morārēmur morārēminī morārentur
perfect morātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect morātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present morāre morāminī
future morātor morātor morantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives morārī,
morārier1
morātum esse morātūrum esse
participles morāns morātus morātūrus morandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
morandī morandō morandum morandō morātum morātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested.

Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Galician: morar
  • Portuguese: morar
  • Spanish: morar

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek μωρός (mōrós, dull, slow). Coined by Nero most likely.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mōror (present infinitive mōrārī); first conjugation, deponent, no perfect or supine stem

  1. (hapax) I am a fool.
    • 121 CE, Suetonius, De vita Caesarum VI.33, (The pun is that using the verb mŏrārī would mean “He is no longer tarrying among people”, meaning “he died”.):
      Certē omnibus rērum verbōrumque contumēliīs mortuum īnsectātus est, modo stultitiae modo saevitiae arguēns; nam et mōrārī eum dēsīsse inter hominēs prōductā prīmā syllabā iocābātur multaque dēcrēta et cōnstitūta, ut īnsipientis atque dēlīrī, prō irritīs habuit.
      He certainly blamed the dead one [Claudius] with all insults, of deeds and of words, sometimes reproving his stupidity, other times his cruelty; for he jested about him having ceased to be a fool among people (with a lengthened first syllable) as well as having nullified many decrees and edicts of his, as those of an unwise and crazy one.
Conjugation[edit]
   Conjugation of mōror (first conjugation, no supine stem, deponent, no perfect stem)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mōror mōrāris,
mōrāre
mōrātur mōrāmur mōrāminī mōrantur
imperfect mōrābar mōrābāris,
mōrābāre
mōrābātur mōrābāmur mōrābāminī mōrābantur
future mōrābor mōrāberis,
mōrābere
mōrābitur mōrābimur mōrābiminī mōrābuntur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mōrer mōrēris,
mōrēre
mōrētur mōrēmur mōrēminī mōrentur
imperfect mōrārer mōrārēris,
mōrārēre
mōrārētur mōrārēmur mōrārēminī mōrārentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mōrāre mōrāminī
future mōrātor mōrātor mōrantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives mōrārī
participles mōrāns mōrandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
mōrandī mōrandō mōrandum mōrandō

References[edit]

  • moror”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • moror”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • moror in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • moror in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016