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Word Origin and History for moeris


former large lake of northern Egypt, from Egyptian mer-ur "big lake," from mer "lake" + ur "big."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • The lake has remained to our time, and is still called by the name of the constructor, the lake of Moeris.

    The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)

    Max Duncker

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Lake of Moeris, as a large body of fresh water, appears to have come into existence in Pleistocene times.