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Moor

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To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home.
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See also moor, mor, mór, and mör

English

Etymology

French More, Maure; from the Latin Maurus, a Moor, meaning a Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania. Webster 1913 also says: Greek Μαῦρος; confer μαῦρος black, dark. Confer {Morris} a dance, {Morocco}. Morris dance is from the Middle English moreys daunce, “Moorish dance”. The Moroccan connection is doubtful, as Morocco is from Marrakech, itself from the Berber murt 'n akush, “the country of God”.

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Moor

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A member of an ancient Berber people from Numidia.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A Muslim or a person from the Middle East or Africa.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry inhabiting the Mediterranean coastline of northwest Africa.
  5. A person of an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya language, mainly inhabiting Western Sahara, Mauritania, and parts of neighbouring countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal etc.).

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German

Noun

Moor n (Plural: Moore)

  1. moor (wasteland)

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