Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The deity who assigns to every man his lot.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Greek word moira μοῖρα literally means a part or portion, and by extension one's portion in life or destiny.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Again, in the ancient Greek mythology, "moira" or fate of man never went unmet when he acted out of caprice or pride.

    Ottawa Sun

  • Yes | No | Report from paulhar69 wrote 9 weeks 6 hours ago in the local paper it stated that the moira man was throwing wood in a bucket behind his house alone.

    10-Point Buck Attacks Upstate New York Man

  • The feeling that "this should not have happened", that it is against the divine/social/familial/natural order, sits at the heart of tragedy, in the concepts of miasma, moira & pathos, or hubris, ate & nemesis.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • On screen is dr. moira mctaggart and a braindead person.

    Filmstalker: X-Men the real ending

  • He has indeed transferred to this body somehow and communicates with moira.

    Filmstalker: X-Men the real ending

  • May 27, 2008 at 8:09 am moira-come bak & play wen you can!

    INVISIBLE MACYS PARADE - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I find the concepts of moira and wyrd really useful as they apply to characters.

    Another Shelter Review

  • Waxing mythical, he talks of the 'odyssean' nature of economy, suggesting that 'Oikonomeia would always follow the path of Ulysses' -- Odysseus and Ulysses being two names for the same Homeric hero whose destiny or moira dictated that he embark on a twenty-year-long adventure that would end with his return to his own palace.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • This second part, nomos, itself breaks down into the laws of distribution (nemein) and of partition (moira, which also means 'lot' or 'destiny').

    Archive 2007-02-01

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