motan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mōtaną. Cognate with Old Saxon mōtan, Middle Dutch moeten (Dutch moeten), Old High German muozan (German müssen), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐍉𐍄𐌰𐌽 (gamōtan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mōtan

  1. to be able; may
  2. must, have to

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mōtaną.

Verb[edit]

mōtan

  1. to may, to be able to
  2. to must, to be allowed to

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown. Probably from motoc, possibly influenced by mâțan. See cotoi.

Noun[edit]

motan m (plural motani)

  1. tomcat
  2. (epithet given to) a person who is uncommunicative, secretive, hypocritical.

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