- a child of Nyx, and the personification of fate.
- a member of any of the various tribes of Muslim Malays in the southern Philippines.
Origin of Moro1
< Spanish < Latin Maurus Moor
[mawr-oh, mor-oh; Italian maw-raw]
- Al·do [al-doh; Italian ahl-daw] /ˈæl doʊ; Italian ˈɑl dɔ/, 1916–78, Italian lawyer, author, and statesman: prime minister 1963–68, 1974–76.
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Examples from the Web for moros
At last he was in the river, but he knew that by this time the Moros were in pursuit.
Only Moros could have accomplished so difficult a task in the dark.
So far as the Moros were concerned, I got along all right with them.
Two Moros grasped me by the arms and guided me between them.
We told the Moros that they would all have to work if the Americans should come.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
- plural -ros or -ro a member of a group of predominantly Muslim peoples of the S Philippines: noted for their manufacture of weapons
- the language of these peoples, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
C19: via Spanish from Latin Maurus Moor
- Aldo (ˈaldo). 1916–78, Italian Christian Democrat statesman; prime minister of Italy (1963–68; 1974–76) and minister of foreign affairs (1965–66; 1969–72; 1973–74). He negotiated the entry of the Italian Communist Party into coalition government before being kidnapped by the Red Brigades in 1978 and murdered
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Word Origin and History for moros
"Muslim Malay of the Philippines," 1886, from Spanish Moro, literally "Moor" (see Moor).
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