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See also mor, moor, mör, and Moor

Icelandic

Noun

mór m. (mórs)

  1. a peat

Derived terms


Irish

Etymology

Old Irish mór, már, Welsh mawr, Old Welsh, Cornish maur, Breton meur, Gaulish -mârós; Greek -μωρος (great, famed) (ἐγχεσί-μωρος) in spear-throw; Gothic -mêrs (famed), mêrian (proclaim), Old High German mâri (famed), -mar in Germanic names German märchen (a tale), Norse ṁerr (famous); Slavonic -meru (Vladimir, etc.); Latin merus, English mere.

Pronunciation

Adjective

mór

  1. big, large, great

Declension

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative mór mór móra
Vocative móir mór móra
Genitive móir móire mór
Dative mór mór
archaic móir
móra

Comparative/superlative:


Scottish Gaelic

Adjective

mór

  1. big, large, of great size
  2. great, many, of great number
    • duine mór
      • a great man
    • sluagh mór
      • multitude
    • Tha iad mór aig a chéile.
      • They are great chums.
  3. great in extent, extensive
  4. important
    • ni mór
      • an important affair
    • cho mór as féin ris a' mhac-mhollachd
      • as self-important as Lucifer
  5. chief, principal
  6. noble, of high rank
  7. tall, of high structure
  8. proud
  9. lofty
  10. familiar, much acquainted
    • Tha iad cho mór aig a chéile 's is urrainn iad.
      • They are as familiar as possible.
  11. valued, esteemed
    • Bu mhór aca fhéin e.
      • It was much valued by themselves.
  12. hard, difficult to accomplish
    • Tha e mór ort a dheanamh.
      • It is hard for thee to do it.
  13. spacious, capacious
  14. much, in great degree
    • Is mór leam sin a dhèanadh.
      • I think it too much to go to that length.
    • is mór a dh' fhuiling mi
      • greatly did I suffer!
  15. abundant, copious
  16. mighty, powerful
    • Thachair a bhràthair mór ris.
      • He has met one stronger than himself.
  17. haughty
  18. heavy
  19. wide
  20. corpulent, bulky
  21. vivid, of lightening
    • Bha 'n dealan mór.
      • The lightening was vivid.
  22. notorious for evil qualities, or such as is not to one's credit
    • gille mór mhic Eòghain.
      • the notorious son of Hugh

Noun

mór (poetic)

  1. the great, the mighty, the chivalrous, the renowned, the famous
    • Cò tha coltach ri mór nan cliù?
      • Who is like the mighty of renown?

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

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