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Added by an anon contributor, the -e looks wrong for a feminine noun in Lithuanian. --EncycloPetey 21:26, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Added "Attention lt" DCDuring TALK 19:24, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Also old rfv for English verb sense. See mote#Etymology 3. DCDuring TALK 19:50, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Clocked out DCDuring TALK 19:17, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Lithuanian: RFV failed, language section removed. (The correct spelling is motė, apparently.)
English: RFV failed, verb section removed, together with corresponding etymology.
RuakhTALK 22:03, 28 December 2009 (UTC)


Compare Spanish MATAR[4] to kill) that has been assimilated to Latin MACTARE (slaughter)[3], and Finnish MADAD[4] (to cut); both (if the former is of ancient antiquity) possibly of Punic origin[2], that is, the Spanish and Finnish lexemes, (if the latter word be borrowed), otherwise of Uralian origin[2]. Compare also Spanish MOTA[6], (small knot in fabric); Dutch MOT[6], (dust, sweepings)[6], and East Frisian MUT[6], (grit): all from the root of mattock (please see its Talk Page), {possibly akin to Basque MOTZ (short, cut, cut-off)[4] and MOZTE (clipping, cutting, shearing)[4] from MOZTU[7] (to cut, trim, shave, et cetera) Andrew H. Gray 09:39, 22 January 2019 (UTC) Andrew (talk)}; ultimately from √*MADA-[7], (to cut). Andrew H. Gray 10:04, 19 September 2015 (UTC) Andrew (talk)

The English mud is quite unrelated to mote. Andrew H. Gray 07:33, 30 September 2017 (UTC)Andrew (talk)

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods. √ means original or earliest root.

Etymology Logic[edit]

What you cite is of vital importance - my prior mistake showed that I should not have edited such a comparison that would have been totally illogical. I do not understand why I was so incourteous as not to have replied promptly at the time; therefore my due apologies! Andrew H. Gray 14:20, 23 August 2016 (UTC) Andrew (talk)