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Mori is a Japanese and Italian surname. It is also the name of two clans in Japan, and one clan in India.

Italian surname[edit]

Japanese surname[edit]

Mori (written: lit. "forest", [moɾi]) is the 24th most common Japanese surname.[1] Mōri (written: 毛利, [moːɾi]) is a separate surname that may be transliterated the same way.

Aramaic title of honor[edit]

  • Mori, a word used extensively by Yemenite Jews designating a "rabbi", taken from the Judeo-Aramaic word, מר (mor), meaning "master" or "lord".[2] Mori, literally meaning, "my master," or "my lord".

Other people named Mori[edit]

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  1. ^ "明治安田生命 全国同姓調査 [Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company - National same family name investigation]" (PDF) (Press release). Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  2. ^ Shelomo Dov Goitein, The Yemenites - History, Communal Organization, Spiritual Life, Jerusalem 1983, pp. 212;256; 278 (ISBN 965-235-011-7). Goitein, citing Amram Qorah, says that the title was strictly reserved unto those who had procured a license in the ritual slaughter of domesticated animals.