- the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal short sound or syllable.
Origin of mora
1560–70; < Latin: delay, hence, space of time
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Examples from the Web for mora
As Selah talks to Mora, the two embark on a kind of intertextual journey.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
July 3, 2011
Such is the tale of the destruction of the Lacedaemonian mora.Hellenica
With a joyous heart he turned about and hurried back to Mora.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
Paul Barron Watson
After tea Mrs. Mora insisted on Olive's retiring for the night.Olive
Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
"I must have it at any price," says the Nabob, hooked by the name of Mora.
It is not an extraordinary thing to meet Mora in the Bois on a Sunday.
- prosody the quantity of a short syllable in verse represented by the breve (˘)
C16: from Latin: pause