▪ Celtic title
also spelled  Mormaor 

      (from Gaelic mor, “great”; maer, or maor, “steward,” or “bailiff”), ruler of any of seven provinces into which Celtic Scotland (i.e., the part of the country north of the Forth and the Clyde) was divided. This Celtic title was rendered jarl by the Norsemen and after the 12th century, under Anglo-Norman influence, “earl.” The seven mormaerships, or original “earldoms,” of Scotland were Angus, Atholl with Gowrie, Caithness with Sutherland, Fife, Mar with Buchan, Moray with Ross, and Strath Earn with Menteith.

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  • Mormaer — The title of Mormaer designates a regional or provincial ruler in the medieval Kingdom of the Scots. In theory, although not always in practice, a Mormaer was second only to the King of Scots, and the senior of a toisech. Contents 1 Origin 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Mormaer — Le titre de Mormaer désigne un souverain régional ou provincial dans le royaume des Scots médiéval. En théorie, bien que cela n ait pas toujours été vrai dans la réalité, un Mormaer venait juste après le roi d Écosse en termes de statut, et était …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mormaer — Scottish word for its English equivalent of steward or *high reeve, the OldEngl. for which was heahgerefa and the Latin summus *praepositus. [< Gaelic mor = great + maer = bailiff] Cf. Reeve …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Mormaer — Gaelic Title (Great Steward) given to the rulers of the seven provinces of Celtic Scotland …   Medieval glossary

  • mormaer — mor·ma·er …   English syllables

  • mormaer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mormaer Beth — is a name of a Mormaer mentioned in an unreliable charter granted to Scone Priory, later Scone Abbey, by king Alexander I of Scotland. The charter (Lawrie XXXVI) says, merely, Beth comes (i.e. Mormaer Beth). This could be a mistake for Heth, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Mormaer von Lennox — Der Mormaer of Lennox oder Earl of Lennox war der Regent des lange Zeit bestehenden Mormaer oder Earldom von Lennox im Königreich Schottland. Als erster Mormaer wird üblicher weise Ailín I. (auch Alpin, Alun oder Alwin) betrachtet, auch wenn die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mormaer of Moray — The Mormaerdom or Kingdom of Moray (Middle Irish: Muireb or Moreb; Medieval Latin: Muref or Moravia; Modern Gaelic: Moireabh) was a lordship in High Medieval Scotland that was destroyed by King David I of Scotland in 1130. It did not have the… …   Wikipedia

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