mora


mo·ra

noun \ˈmr-ə\
plural mo·rae \ˈmr-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\ or mo·ras

Definition of MORA

:  the minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of an average short syllable

Origin of MORA

Latin, delay; akin to Old Irish maraid it lasts
First Known Use: 1832

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