mormaer

noun
mor·​ma·​er
variants: or mormaor \ märˈmāər \
plural -s

Definition of mormaer

: the ruler of one of the seven provinces into which medieval Scotland was divided

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Other Words from mormaer

mormaership or mormaorship \ -​ərˌship \ noun

History and Etymology for mormaer

Scottish Gaelic mōrmhaor, from mōr great (from Old Irish mōr, mār large, great) + maor steward, from Latin major larger, greater

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“Mormaer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mormaer. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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