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Lewis : mora

mora, mŏra, ae, f. Sanscr. smar, remember; Gr. root μερ-, μαρ-· μέρμηρα, μέριμνα, care; μάρτυρ, witness; cf. memor, memoria; perh. μέλλειν, a delay. Lit. In gen.: tarditas sententiarum, moraque rerum, Cic. Fam. 10, 22, 2: mora et sustentatio, id. Inv. 2, 49, 146: mora aut tergiversatio, id. Mil. 20, 54: moram rei alicui inferre, to delay, put off, defer, hinder, id. Inv. 1, 9, 12: moram ad insequendum intulit, Caes. B. C. 3, 75: afferre, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 64, § 165: facere delectui, Liv. 6, 31: facere dimicandi, id. 21, 32: facere creditoribus, to put off payment, Cic. Sull. 20, 58: moras nectere, Sen. Ira, 3, 39, 2: offerre, Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 17: obicere, id. Poen. 1, 3, 37: trahere, to delay, Verg. A. 10, 888: moliri, to cause delay, id. ib. 1, 414: producere malo alicui, to defer, Ter. And. 3, 5, 9: tibi moram dictis creas, Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 168: rumpere, Verg. A. 4, 569: pellere, Ov. M. 10, 659: corripere, id. ib. 9, 282: removere, to make haste, not to delay, Plaut. Stich. 2, 1, 37: moram interponere, to interpose delay, Cic. Phil. 10, 1, 1: habeo paululum morae, dum, etc., Cass. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 12, 2: Caesar nihil in morā habuit, quominus perveniret, delayed not, Vell. 2, 51, 2: saltus Castulonensis nequaquam tantā in morā est, does not hinder, Asin. Pall. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 31, 1: nec mora ulla est, quin eam uxorem ducam, I will without delay, Ter. And. 5, 6, 7; so freq. in the poets: nec (haud) mora, Prop. 4 (5), 4, 82; Ov. M. 1, 717; 6, 53; Verg. G. 4, 548; id. A. 5, 140: ne in morā illi sis, hinder, keep waiting, Ter. And. 3, 1, 9: per me nulla est mora, there is no delay on my part, id. ib. 3, 4, 14: in me mora non erit ulla, Verg. E. 3, 52; Ter. And. 2, 5, 9: nulla igitur mora per Novium ... quin, etc., it is no fault of Novius, etc., Juv. 12, 111: nam si alia memorem, mora est, it will detain us too long, Plaut. Capt. 4, 3, 6: inter moras consul mittit senatum, in the meantime, meanwhile, Plin. Ep. 9, 13, 20: inter aliquas moras, Suet. Aug. 78; id. Ner. 49: sine mora, without delay, at once: quod ego, ut debui, sine mora feci, Cic. Ep. ad Erut. 1, 18, 1, id. Fam. 10, 18, 4: moram certaminis hosti exemit, i. e. hastened it on, Liv. 9, 43.

In partic., of speech, a stopping or pause: morae, respirationesque, Cic. Or. 16, 53: oratio non ictu magis quam morā imprimitur, Plin. Ep. 1, 20, 3.

Transf. Any thing that retards or delays, a hinderance: ne morae illi sim, Plaut. Rud. 2, 3, 81: ne morae meis nuptiis egomet siem (al. mora), hinder, Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 78: hoc mihi morae est, id. ib. 5, 7, 5: restituendae Romanis Capuae mora atque impedimentum es, Liv. 23, 9, 11: Abas pugnae nodusque moraque, Verg. A. 10, 428: loricaeque moras et pectus perforat ingens, id. ib. 10, 485; cf. Flor. 4, 9, 1.

Mora temporis, a space of time, Ov. M. 9, 134: an tibi notitiam mora temporis eripit horum? id. P. 2, 10, 5: moram temporis quaerere dum Hannibal in Africam traiceret, Liv. 30, 16, 14; so, temporaria, Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 114.