Name Entry

Mọ́remí



Meaning of Mọ́remí

The child is attractive to me.



Extended Meaning



Morphology

ọmọ-re-mí



Gloss

ọmọ - child
re - desire
mi - me


Geolocation

Common in:
IFE
OTHERS



Famous Persons

Mọ́remí Àjàsorò, Princess of the Yorùbá, was a figure of high significance in the history of the Yorùbá peoples of West Africa. She was a member-by-marriage of the royal family of Emperor Odùduwà, the tribe's fabled founding father. The Oloori Mọ́remí lived in the 12th century, hailed from Offa, married to the then king of Ilé-Ifẹ̀, a kingdom that is said to have been at war with an adjoining tribe who were known to them as the Forest people (Igbo). Scores of Ife citizens were being enslaved by these people, and because of this they were generally regarded with disdain by the Yoruba city-states. Moremi was a very brave and beautiful woman who, in order to deal with the problem facing her people, offered anything she had to give in sacrifice to the Spirit of the river Esimirin so that she could discover the strength of her nation's enemies. She is said to have been taken as a slave by the Igbo and, due to her beauty, married their ruler as his anointed queen. After familiarising herself with the secrets of her new husband's army, she escaped to Ile-Ife and revealed this to the Yorùbá who were able to subsequently defeat them in battle.



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Variants

Ọmọ́wùmí, Wùnmí, Wùmí, Ọmáwùmí, Ọmọ́wùnmí



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