The minimal unit of metrical time in quantitative verse, equal to the short syllable.(noun)
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Use "mora" in a sentence
"Are we really using the term mora for writing systems now?"
"I'm not a linguist, but I thought the term mora had more or less been restricted to the phonological elements of a spoken language, rather than to writing systems."
"But there is a grave periculum in mora [danger in delay]."