Saturday, March 13, 2004

Mormaer

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

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