Why is it n-o-r?

The spelling of “nor” is a mystery to me.  In fact, it’s kind of troubling.

More is m-o-r-e.  Sore is s-o-r-e.  Fore is f-o-r-e.  And there is pore, bore, yore, tore, core, lore, gore, wore, chore, spore, snore, implore, shore, score, whore, store, swore, adore  . . . they all end in o-r-e.  And what about seemingly related “ignore”?

Why isn’t nor, n-o-r-e?

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