mormaer

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

Definition of mormaer

plural -s
: 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


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