From Middle English More, Moore, from Old French More (modern French Maure), from Latin Maurus (“a Moor, meaning a Mauretanian, an inhabitant of Mauretania”), from Ancient Greek Μαυρούσιος (Mauroúsios, “Mauretanian”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /mɔː/, /mʊə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /mʊɹ/, /mɔɹ/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r), -ʊə(r)
Moor (plural Moors)
- (historical) A member of an ancient Berber people from Mauretania.
- (historical) A member of an Islamic people of Arab or Berber origin ruling Spain and parts of North Africa from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
- (archaic) A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa.
- (dated) A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa.
- A person of an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya language, mainly inhabiting Western Sahara, Mauritania, and parts of neighbouring countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal etc.).
a member of a certain mixed race of Arab and Berber people
a member of a this race that formerly occupied Spain
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- (historical) A Moor (member of a Berber people from western North Africa, ruling parts of Spain during the Middle Ages).
- (archaic, potentially offensive) A black person, a negro.
Declension of Moor
Hyponyms of Moor
- “Moor” in Duden online