Moos

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Moos

  1. A surname.

German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moːs/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German mos, from Old High German mos, from Proto-Germanic *musą.

Noun[edit]

Moos n (strong, genitive Mooses, plural Moose or Möser)

  1. moss
  2. bryophyte (group of moss-like plants)
  3. (regional, chiefly dialectal, Southern German, Austria, Switzerland) bog; fen; marsh
    Synonym: Moor
Usage notes[edit]
  • The alternative plural Möser is used only in the sense of “bog, fen”, which itself is unused and generally not understood in the northern half of the language area.
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddish מעות(moes), from Hebrew מעות(ma'ot, coins). Originally underworld slang.

Noun[edit]

Moos n (strong, genitive Mooses, no plural)

  1. (slang) dosh, dough
    Synonyms: Kies, Kohle; see also Thesaurus:Geld
    Ohne Moos nix los!(please add an English translation of this usage example)
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Moos” in Duden online
  • Moos” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mos, from Old High German mos, from Proto-Germanic *musą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Moos n (plural Moos)

  1. moss

Further reading[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Mos (alternative spelling since 2019)

Etymology[edit]

From German Moos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Moos n (plural Moosen or Mooser)

  1. moss

Derived terms[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare German Maß, Dutch maat.

Noun[edit]

Moos n

  1. measure

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German mos, from Old High German mos.

Compare German Moos, Dutch mos, English moss.

Noun[edit]

Moos n

  1. moss