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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Mor"a
A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes.

Etymology: It

noun Mo"ra
A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.
noun ‖Mo"ra
Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.

Etymology: L

Wiktionary

From Latin mora (“duration of time, delay”).

  1. (Scottish law) A delay in bringing a claim.
  2. (poetics) A unit used to measure lines and stanzas of poetry.
  3. (phonology) A unit of syllable weight used in phonology, by which stress, foot structure, or timing of utterance is determined in some languages (e.g. Japanese).

New Latin from a botanical name, perhaps from Tupi.

  1. (botany) Any tree of the genus Mora of large South American trees.

From the Ancient Greek μόρᾰ (móra).

  1. An ancient Spartan military unit of about a sixth of the Spartan army, typically composed of hoplites.

    mora was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Pali, Portuguese, Scots, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Mora

    Mora was born in 1937. She passed away in 2014.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mora

    Jim L. Mora is a college coach. Jim was born on November 19th, 1961 in Los Angeles.

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    Naima Mora is a model. Naima was born on March 1st, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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    Jim E. Mora is a football player. Jim was born on May 24th, 1935 in Glendale, California.

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    Sergio Mora is a boxer. Sergio was born on December 4th, 1980 in California, U.S.

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    Antonio Mora is a journalist and anchorman. Antonio was born on December 14th, 1957 in Havana.

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    Alexandra de la Mora is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. Alexandra was born on May 12th, 1980 in Mexico City.

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    How popular is the baby name Mora in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1881 6 6 0
    1885 6 6 0
    1887 10 10 0
    1888 6 6 0
    1889 5 5 0
    1890 6 6 0
    1891 7 7 0
    1892 7 7 0
    1894 5 5 0
    1895 6 6 0
    1896 10 10 0
    1897 6 6 0
    1900 8 8 0
    1902 7 7 0
    1903 6 6 0
    1905 6 6 0
    1911 7 7 0
    1912 9 9 0
    1913 7 7 0
    1914 11 11 0
    1915 13 13 0
    1916 12 12 0
    1917 17 17 0
    1918 8 8 0
    1919 12 12 0
    1920 6 6 0
    1921 12 12 0
    1923 12 12 0
    1924 6 6 0
    1925 5 5 0
    1927 11 11 0
    1928 9 9 0
    1929 7 7 0
    1931 9 9 0
    1933 5 5 0
    1934 7 7 0
    1936 5 5 0
    1939 7 7 0
    1940 8 8 0
    1948 7 7 0
    1949 6 6 0
    1950 7 7 0
    1952 8 8 0
    1954 11 11 0
    1955 8 8 0
    1956 7 7 0
    1957 5 5 0
    1958 6 6 0
    1959 8 8 0
    1960 7 7 0
    1961 10 10 0
    1963 5 5 0
    1964 6 6 0
    1965 6 6 0
    1966 9 9 0
    1967 10 10 0
    1968 6 6 0
    1969 6 6 0
    1970 10 10 0
    1971 6 6 0
    1973 7 7 0
    1976 9 9 0
    1979 5 5 0
    1980 5 5 0
    1981 5 5 0
    1984 7 7 0
    1986 6 6 0
    1988 5 5 0
    1990 6 6 0
    1992 8 8 0
    1993 7 7 0
    1994 9 9 0
    1995 8 8 0
    1996 11 11 0
    1998 10 10 0
    2000 7 7 0
    2001 12 12 0
    2002 6 6 0
    2003 8 8 0
    2004 9 9 0
    2005 7 7 0
    2006 13 13 0
    2007 14 14 0
    2008 9 9 0
    2009 14 14 0
    2010 16 16 0
    2011 14 14 0
    2012 9 9 0
    2013 11 11 0
    2014 14 14 0
    2015 21 21 0
    2016 20 20 0
    2017 23 23 0

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mora U.S.
      White 7.38% 64.26%
      African American 0.45% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.07% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 90.59% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mora

    People with the last name Mora are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Mora

    • How Popular is the name Mora? Mora is the 12,124th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mora was the 583rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Mora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 801 babies born with the first name Mora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mora to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Mora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mora is Saturday, December 21st, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Mora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mora was in 2017 with a total of 23 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Mora: Your name in reverse order is Arom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amro. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Mora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 57,464 people with the last name Mora.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mora? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Mora as their last name.

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