mormaer

noun mor·ma·er \märˈmāər\
variants: or

mormaor

\märˈmāər\

Definition of mormaer

plural

-s

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

mormaership

or

mormaorship

\-ərˌship\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of mormaer

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


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