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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
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin: delay, hence, space of time
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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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