a game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes
a leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture
delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement
Mora is a unit in phonology that determines syllable weight, which in some languages determines stress or timing. As with many technical linguistic terms, the definition of a mora varies. Perhaps the most succinct working definition was provided by the American linguist James D. McCawley in 1968: a mora is “something of which a long syllable consists of two and a short syllable consists of one.” The term comes from the Latin word for “linger, delay”, which was also used to translate the Greek word chronos in its metrical sense. A syllable containing one mora is said to be monomoraic; a syllable with two morae is said to be bimoraic. Also, in rarer cases, a syllable with three morae is said to be trimoraic.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mō′ra, n. (law) delay, esp. unjustifiable. [L.]
mō′ra, n. an ancient game played from China to Peru, the aim being to guess the number of fingers held out by a player. [It.]
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The numerical value of mora in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of mora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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We were n’t comfortable using Mora County as the test case to try to overturn two centuries of law.
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