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  1. A unit used to measure lines and stanzas of poetry.
    • 1918: Elcanon Isaacs, "The Metrical Basis of Hebrew Poetry", American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures 35: 20-54
      In the quantitative meters in Sanskrit a heavy syllable is considered to be equal to two morae and a light syllable equivalent to one mora.
  2. A unit of sound used in phonology, by which stress or timing of utterance is determined in some languages (e.g. Japanese).

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