mores

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin mōrēs (ways, character, morals), the plural of mōs.

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NounEdit

mores (plural only)

  1. A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws.
    • 1970, Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, Bantam Books, page 99:
      All of us seem to need some totalistic relationships in our lives. But to decry the fact that we cannot have only such relationships is nonsense. And to prefer a society in which the individual has holistic relationships with a few, rather than modular relationships with many, is to wish for a return to the imprisonment of the past — a past when individuals may have been more tightly bound to one another, but when they were also more tightly regimented by social conventions, sexual mores, political and religious restrictions.
    • 1973, Philippa Foot, “Nietzsche: The Revaluation of Values” in Nietzsche: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Robert C. Solomon, Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, ISBN 0385033443, page 165:
      It is relevant here to recall that the word “morality” is derived from mos with its plural mores, and that in its present usage it has not lost this connexion with the mores — the rules of behaviour — of a society.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin mores, customs, rules.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧res

NounEdit

mores pl (plurale tantum)

  1. (college) customs, rules

Derived termsEdit

  • iemand mores leren - to learn someone a lesson

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AdjectiveEdit

mores m pl, f pl

  1. plural form of more

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

mōrēs

  1. nominative plural of mōs
  2. accusative plural of mōs
  3. vocative plural of mōs

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

mores

  1. Second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of morar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) negative imperative of morar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

mores

  1. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of morar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of morar.
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 17:58