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See also Morse, and morsë

English

Etymology 1

Variously supposed to derive from the Russian морж (morzh), meaning walrus, or the Sami morša, also meaning walrus.

Noun

Singular
morse

Plural
morses

morse (morses)
  1. A Walrus.
    1880-1881: Clements R Markham (editor), The Voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622
    • Then we passed through a great deale of small ice, and sawe, upon some peices, two morses, and upon some, one; and also diuers seales, layeing upon peices of ice.

Etymology 2

From the Latin morsus (clasp).

Noun

Singular
morse

Plural
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  1. A clasp used to fasten a cape in the front, usually decorative.

Breton

Adverb

morse

  1. never

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

morse m.

  1. walrus

See also


Italian

Noun

morse f.

  1. Plural form of morsa.

Verb

morse

  1. Third-person singular past historic of mordere.

morse f.

  1. Plural of morso

Norwegian

Noun

morse (uncountable) (definite singular morsen; definite singular possessive morsens)

  1. Morse code

Verb

morse (present tense morser; past tense morsa/morset; past participle morsa/morset; present participle morsende; imperative mors)

  1. transmit Morse code
  2. die

Usage notes

Using morse to signify die instead of the more common is a special usage found among health workers. The use of the term in this way is unknown in the general population.

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