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).

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mōtan

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

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mōtaną.

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mōtan

  1. to may, to be able to
    • gern uuas he suīðo that he it thurh ferhtan hugi frummean mōsti
      He was really willing that he may accomplish it with wise thoughts
      (Heliand, verse 93)
  2. to must, to be allowed to
    • than mōtun gi thea fruma ēgan
      Then you have to possess the profit
      (Heliand, verse 1460)

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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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