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Webster Dictionary

  1. Moche(noun)

    a bale of raw silk

  2. Moche(adj)


  3. Origin: [F.]


  1. Moche

    The Moche civilization flourished in northern Peru with its capital near present-day Moche and Trujillo, from about 100 AD to 800 AD, during the Regional Development Epoch. While this issue is the subject of some debate, many scholars contend that the Moche were not politically organized as a monolithic empire or state. Rather, they were likely a group of autonomous polities that shared a common elite culture, as seen in the rich iconography and monumental architecture that survive today. They are particularly noted for their elaborately painted ceramics, gold work, monumental constructions and irrigation systems. Moche history may be broadly divided into three periods – the emergence of the Moche culture in Early Moche, its expansion and florescence during Middle Moche, and the urban nucleation and subsequent collapse in Late Moche. Moche society was agriculturally based, with a significant level of investment in the construction of a network of irrigation canals for the diversion of river water to supply their crops. Their culture was sophisticated; and their artifacts express their lives, with detailed scenes of hunting, fishing, fighting, sacrifice, sexual encounters and elaborate ceremonies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moche

    mōsh, n. an imported package of spun silk.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moche in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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