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[moo r-uh] /ˈmʊər ə/
(in Japan) a village; hamlet.
Origin of mura
< Japanese


[moo r] /mʊər/
a river in S central Austria, NE Slovenia, and N Croatia, flowing NE and SE to the Drava River. 300 miles (483 km) long.
Also, Mura [moo r-uh] /ˈmʊər ə/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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  • The mura mura appear really to answer to the fabled ancestors of the Arunta, but are addressed in prayers.

  • mura, he said, my life and yours have been too full of errors and of sorrow.

    Marie Tarnowska Annie Vivanti
  • mura tucked Sinbad under his arm and shooed Dane before him out of the hydro.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • I will help you, mura, whether you wish it or not; I will save you in spite of yourself.

    Marie Tarnowska Annie Vivanti
  • My mother will come down the path and across the lawn, with her little white shawl on her head; she will call me: 'mura!

    Marie Tarnowska Annie Vivanti
  • What do you know about that plant mura grows in the hydro—the one called 'catnip'?

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • mura did not even nod, but squeezed by the Salarik and pressed the lock.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • Therefore the people of the day called that place Omo no ki no mura.

  • I know that he sent me the following words traced in tremulous handwriting on a torn piece of paper: mura!

    Marie Tarnowska Annie Vivanti
  • The master has the power of hiring out his slave, for whose services he receives annually about a mura of rice, or forty seers.

Related Abbreviations for mura


muramic acid


Mauritius-rupee (currency)
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