Complete Definition of "morse"

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English

Etymology 1
Variously supposed to derive from the Russian моÑж (morzh), meaning walrus, or the Sami morÅ¡a, also meaning walrus.

Noun
en-noun|morses

  1. A walrus|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
en-noun

  1. A clasp.

Category:Sami derivations
Category:Russian derivations
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Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Breton

Adverb
morse

  1. never

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French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /mÉÊs/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /mORs/

Noun
morse m

  1. walrus

See also
otarie f
phoque m

Category:fr:Animals


Italian

Noun
morse f

  1. plural of|morsa|lang=Italian

Verb
morse

  1. form of|third-person|Third-person singular past historic|mordere#Italian|mordere|lang=Italian

morse f

  1. plural|Plural of morso

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Norwegian

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

  1. Morse code

Verb
no-verb-1|mors

  1. transmit Morse code
  2. die

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

Category:Norwegian nouns

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