mo

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *maiz, from a comparative form of Proto-Indo-European *mə-. Cognate with Swedish mer, Danish mer; and with Irish , Albanian . See also more, most.

Adverb[edit]

mo (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) To a greater degree.
  2. (now dialectal) Further, longer.

Adjective[edit]

mo (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) Greater in amount, quantity, or number (of discrete objects, as opposed to more, which was applied to subtances)
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXII:
      Nether durste eny man from that daye forth axe hym eny moo questions.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of month.

Abbreviation[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. month

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of moment.

Noun[edit]

mo (uncountable)

  1. moment
    "Hang on a mo!"

Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of homo, itself a short form of homosexual.

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. a homosexual

Anagrams[edit]


Adangme[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. you
    I suɔ mo.
    I love you.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *mē, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁, a prohibitive particle.

Particle[edit]

mo (masculine adjectival i mo, feminine singular e mo, masculine plural mo, feminine plural moa)

  1. don't

Alternative forms[edit]


Amanab[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mo-oj, accusative singular mo-on, accusative plural mo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mo (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. my
    mo bhád ― my boat
    mo mháthair ― my mother
  2. me (direct object pronoun before verbal noun)
    Tá sé ag mo bhualadh ― He is hitting me

Related terms[edit]

  • m’ (form used before a vowel or lenited f)

See also[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mo

  1. Alternative spelling of mo'.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mo

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mollis.

Adjective[edit]

mo m (feminine molle, masculine plural mos, feminine plural molles)

  1. soft

Derived terms[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

mo

  1. (interrogative, pro-bridi) used as the selbri, the word indicates asking for the selbri.
    do mo
    What are you? / What are you doing?
    le cukta cu mo le karce
    How are the book and the car related?

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mo (Zhuyin ㄇㄛ˙)

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Pinyin reading of
  4. Pinyin reading of ,

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French moi (me)

Pronoun[edit]

mo (objective mwa)

  1. I (first-person singular nominative personal pronoun)
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mór (moor)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. moor
  2. heath

Inflection[edit]

NB: This section is incomplete, as there are four more meanings and different etymons. See Bokmåls- og nynorskordboka, Universitetet i Oslo.


Old Provençal[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo m (feminine ma, masculine plural mos)

  1. my (possessive; belong to 'me')

Réunion Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Samoan[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mo

  1. for

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Irish mo, mu

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. my, mine

Usage notes[edit]

  • Lenites the following word.
    mo + baile = mo bhaile (my town)
  • Takes the form m' before words beginning with a vowel: m' ainm (my name).

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo c

  1. sandy soil
  2. a sandy field, a moor, a heath

Declension[edit]


Tuvaluan[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mo

  1. for