mora

play
noun mo·ra \ˈmȯr-ə\

Definition of mora

plural

morae

play \ˈmȯr-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\ or

moras

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1832


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