moe

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Japanese 萌え, もえ (moe, budding”, “sprouting), imperfective or continuative form of 萌える, もえる (moeru, to burst into bud”, “to sprout), from a kun reading of the Han character (bud”, “sprout).

Alternative forms[edit]

Wikipe-tan, a moe personification of Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Strong interest in, and especially fetishistic attraction toward, fictional characters in anime, manga, video games, and/or similar media.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Adverb[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mo.
  2. Obsolete form of more.
    • Shakespeare
      Sing no more ditties, sing no moe.
    • George Gascoigne
      Many mast'ries moe.

Noun[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mow.
  2. Obsolete form of moa.

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of moo.
  2. Obsolete form of mow (to make faces)

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

moe (comparative moeër, superlative moest)

  1. tired, weary

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is usually used predicatively rather than attributively. If an attributive sense is needed, most people use vermoeid.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe f (plural moeken, diminutive moeke n or moetje n)

  1. (informal) mother

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian moce, Indonesian pejam, Maori moe).

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. to sleep

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

moe

  1. rōmaji reading of もえ

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian moce, Indonesian pejam, Hawaiian moe).

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. to sleep

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe f (oblique plural moes, nominative singular moe, nominative plural moes)

  1. mouth

Descendants[edit]


Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See here.

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. sleep
  2. lie down

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch moeten.

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. must
  2. have to
  3. should

Tahitian[edit]

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. sleep

Usage notes[edit]

Archaic; use taʻoto.