molt

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English[edit]

A cicada molting.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • moult (British English)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

molt (third-person singular simple present molts, present participle molting, simple past and past participle molted)

  1. (intransitive) To shed hair, feathers, skin, horns etc. and replace it by a fresh layer.
  2. (transitive) To shed in such a manner.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

molt (plural molts)

  1. The process of shedding or losing a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.
    Some birds change colour during their winter molt.
  2. The skin or feathers cast off during the process of molting.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • molt” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin multus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

molt m (feminine molta, masculine plural molts, feminine plural moltes)

  1. much, many

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

molt

  1. very

Noun[edit]

molt m (uncountable)

  1. a lot, a great deal, a large amount

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish molt (wether), from Proto-Celtic *molto- (sheep) (compare Welsh mollt, Gaulish *multon-).

Noun[edit]

molt m (genitive moilt, nominative plural moilt)

  1. wether
  2. (figuratively) sulky, morose person

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
molt mholt unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin multus.

Adjective[edit]

molt m (feminine molte)

  1. much; many; a lot of
    moltes batailles
    many battles

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

molt (invariable)

  1. very, a lot, a great deal
    • 12th or 13th century, author unknown, Le Bouchier D'Abevile:
      A Abevile ot un bouchier,
      Que si voison orent molt chier.
      In Abbeville there was a butcher,
      Held in high esteem by his neighbors.

Synonyms[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *molto- (sheep) (compare Middle Welsh mollt, Gaulish *multon-, source of French mouton).

Noun[edit]

molt m

  1. ram, wether

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
molt
also mmolt after a proclitic
molt
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
molt
also mmolt after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

molt m

  1. Alternative form of mult.