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Moira

[ moi-ruh ]
/ ˈmɔɪ rə /
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noun, plural Moi·rai [moi-rahy] /ˈmɔɪ raɪ/ for 1, 2.

Classical Mythology.
  1. the personification of fate.
  2. Moirai, the Fates. See fate (def. 6).
(often lowercase) (among ancient Greeks) a person's fate or destiny.
a female given name.

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Origin of Moira

From Greek moîra “part, portion of booty, one’s portion in life, division (of land, people), political party,” related to Greek méros “a part”
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