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Usage notesEdit

More is not a homophone in some Northern UK accents, while mooer is.

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English mor, from Old English mōr, from Proto-Germanic *mōraz, from Proto-Indo-European *móri. Cognates include Welsh môr, Old Irish muir (from Proto-Celtic *mori); Scots muir, Dutch moer, Old Saxon mōr, Old Saxon mūr, German Moor and perhaps also Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹 (marei). See mere.

NounEdit

moor (plural moors)

  1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath
    A cold, biting wind blew across the moor, and the travellers hastened their step.
    In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
    • 1602, Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall:
      the ruins yet resting in the wild moors
  2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English moren, from unattested Old English *mārian, from Proto-West Germanic *mairōn (to moor, fasten to), related to *maida- (post), from Proto-Indo-European *mēyt-, *meyt-, from *mēy-, *mey- (stake, pole). Cognate with Dutch meren (to moor), marren (to bind).

 
Some boats moored off Chicago

VerbEdit

moor (third-person singular simple present moors, present participle mooring, simple past and past participle moored)

  1. (intransitive, nautical) To cast anchor or become fastened.
  2. (transitive, nautical) To fix or secure (e.g. a vessel) in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with ropes, cables or chains or the like.
    the vessel was moored in the stream
    they moored the boat to the wharf.
  3. (transitive) To secure or fix firmly.
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Further readingEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “mairja-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch moorden, from Middle Dutch morden.

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moor (present moor, present participle moordende, past participle gemoor)

  1. (intransitive) to murder

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Moor (“member of a North African people”, became synonymous with “Saracen”).

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NounEdit

moor m (plural moren, diminutive moortje n)

  1. Something black, notably a black horse
  2. A whistling kettle, used to boil water in, as for tea or coffee

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DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: Moor

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EstonianEdit

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NounEdit

moor (genitive moori, partitive moori)

  1. (pejorative) an elderly woman; a crone

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Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian māra, from Proto-West Germanic *maiʀō. Cognates include West Frisian mear and German mehr.

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DeterminerEdit

moor

  1. comparative degree of fúul; more

PronounEdit

moor

  1. comparative degree of fúul; more

ReferencesEdit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “moor”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN