Motte

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See also: motte, mõtte, mötte, and møtte

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German motte, mutte, from Old Saxon *motta, *motto, from Proto-West Germanic *mottō, *moþþō. Cognate with Dutch mot and English moth, which see for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔtə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔtə

Noun[edit]

Motte f (genitive Motte, plural Motten)

  1. moth, any nocturnal butterfly
  2. (specifically) moth, a member of Tineidae
  3. (specifically) the clothing moth, Tineola bisselliella

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Further reading[edit]

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