former large lake of northern Egypt, from Egyptian mer-ur "big lake," from mer "lake" + ur "big."
Lykeas calls it the tomb of moeris; some authorities assert that it is a shrine of the Sun-god, and this is the general belief.
In it also lies the wonderful lake of moeris, which in size and colour is like a sea, and has shores like the shores of the sea.
The lake has remained to our time, and is still called by the name of the constructor, the lake of moeris.
The Lake of moeris, as a large body of fresh water, appears to have come into existence in Pleistocene times.