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mora

[mawr-uh, mohr-uh] /ˈmɔr ə, ˈmoʊr ə/
noun, plural morae
[mawr-ee, mohr-ee] /ˈmɔr i, ˈmoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
moras. Prosody
1.
the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal short sound or syllable.
Origin of mora
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin: delay, hence, space of time
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  • He won such favor from the sultan that he was put in command of 5000 men, but abandoned the Turks in the battle of mora'va .

  • Such is the tale of the destruction of the Lacedaemonian mora.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • But Maud, did you learn the reason of Mr. Ess—that is mora's folks—well—why they came up yesterday?

  • After tea Mrs. mora insisted on Olive's retiring for the night.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Was it not enough that at such a moment a man like mora had given him a thought?

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • "I must have it at any price," says the Nabob, hooked by the name of mora.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • Together they visited a wine shop and there they drank and gambled at "mora."

    Pappina, the Little Wanderer Katherine Wallace Davis
  • One must do to mora the justice of admitting that he was no follower of the crowd.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • President mora set the example, news of trouble at home hastening his flight southward.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
British Dictionary definitions for mora

mora

/ˈmɔːrə/
noun (pl) -rae (-riː), -ras
1.
(prosody) the quantity of a short syllable in verse represented by the breve (˘)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: pause
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