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[mawr-os, mohr-]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a child of Nyx, and the personification of fate.
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[mawr-oh, mohr-oh]
noun, plural Mo·ros, (especially collectively) Mo·ro.
  1. a member of any of the various tribes of Muslim Malays in the southern Philippines.
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Origin of Moro1

< Spanish < Latin Maurus Moor


[mawr-oh, mor-oh; Italian maw-raw]
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • At last he was in the river, but he knew that by this time the Moros were in pursuit.

    The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy

    Florence Partello Stuart

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for moros


  1. plural -ros or -ro a member of a group of predominantly Muslim peoples of the S Philippines: noted for their manufacture of weapons
  2. the language of these peoples, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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Word Origin

C19: via Spanish from Latin Maurus Moor


  1. 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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