mora

noun mo·ra \ ˈmȯr-ə \

Definition of mora

plural morae play \ˈmȯr-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\ or moras
:the minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of an average short syllable

Origin and Etymology of mora

Latin, delay; akin to Old Irish maraid it lasts


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