мо

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Belarusian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of мо́жа (móža). Compare Ukrainian мо' (moʺ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mo]
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. (adverb, informal) maybe

Dungan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate of Mandarin (máo)

Noun[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. hair

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate of Mandarin

Noun[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. cat

Eastern Mari[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. really? isn't it so?
    мыйже тылат шым каласе мо?
    myjže tylat šym kalase mo?
    didn't I tell you so?
  2. why (for what reason, for what purpose)
    мо те пеш кугу йӱкын кутыреда?
    mo te peš kugu jükyn kutyreda?
    what are you talking so loudly for?
  3. what sort of, what kind of, what
    мо акеш?
    mo akeš?
    for what price?
  4. how many (used to denote large quantities)
    сарыште мо калык пытен!
    saryšte mo kalyk pyten!
    how many people died in the war!
  5. when, since
    мо толын, тудым ужын омыл
    mo tolyn, tudym užyn omyl
    I have not seen him/her since (s)he came

Particle[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. (interrogative particle)
    толыда мо?
    tolyda mo?
    are you coming?

Pronoun[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. (interrogative) what
    тиде мо?
    tide mo?
    what is this?

References[edit]

  • J. Bradley et al. (2023), “мо”, in The Mari Web Project: Mari-English Dictionary, University of Vienna

Even[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  1. From Proto-Tungusic *mō, compare Manchu ᠮᠣᠣ (moo).
  2. The Tungusic root is comparable to Mongolic *modun.

Noun[edit]

мо̄ ()

  1. wood
  2. tree
  3. stick

References[edit]

Evenki[edit]

Noun[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. tree
  2. wood

Nanai[edit]

Noun[edit]

мо (moo)

  1. tree
  2. wood

Tajik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

Dari ما
Iranian Persian
Tajik мо

мо (mo)

  1. we

Tsez[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tsezian *mɔq’ʰu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

мо (moclass 2

  1. (Kidero) tear

Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

мо (mo)

  1. Alternative spelling of мо' (moʺ)