remora

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See also: Remora and rémora

English[edit]

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A remora (sense 1)

Borrowed from Latin remora (delay, hindrance, passive resistance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: re‧mo‧ra

Noun[edit]

remora (plural remora or remoras)

  1. Any of various elongate brown fish from the family Echeneidae, the dorsal fin of which is in the form of a suction disc that can take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals.
  2. (obsolete) A delay; a hindrance, an obstacle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
    • 1643, William Prynne, “The Soveraigne Power of Parliaments and Kingdomes”, in The Soveraigne Power of Parliaments and Kingdomes: Divided into Fovre Parts. Together with an Appendix: [...], Printed at London: For Michael Sparke Senior, OCLC 26616869, page 29:
      [H]is Majeſty, long ſince weary of the yoke of all Parliaments, (the only Remora to his abſolute intended Monarchy) and repenting of the Act for continuing this, [] is now reſolved (in proſecution of his priſtine Counſels) by force or policy to diſſolve this Parliament in diſcontent, []
  3. (surgery, obsolete) A surgical instrument, intended to retain parts in their places.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English remora, borrowed from Latin remora (delay, hindrance, passive resistance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: re‧mo‧ra

Noun[edit]

remora

  1. a remora; any of various elongate brown fish from the family Echeneidae, the dorsal fin of which is in the form of a suction disc that can take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals

Italian[edit]

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remora f (plural remore)

  1. hesitation, scruple
  2. remora (fish)

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