mo

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mo, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *maiz, from a comparative form of Proto-Indo-European *mə-. Cognate with Swedish mer, Danish mer; and with Irish , Albanian . See also more, most.

Adverb[edit]

mo (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) To a greater degree.
  2. (now dialectal) Further, longer.

Adjective[edit]

mo (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) Greater in amount, quantity, or number (of discrete objects, as opposed to more, which was applied to substances)
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXII:
      Nether durste eny man from that daye forth axe hym eny moo questions.
    • c. 1380, William Langland, Piers Plowman
      With that ran there a route of ratones at ones,
      And smale mys myd hem, mo then a thousande

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of month.

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. month

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of moment.

Noun[edit]

mo (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) moment
    Hang on a mo!

Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of homo, itself a short form of homosexual.

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. (slang) a homosexual

Etymology 5[edit]

Clipping of more, non-rhotic dialects, notably African American Vernacular English. Compare fo' (for; four), ho (whore).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal) more
    Yo, you got mo chips?

Etymology 6[edit]

moustache + -o

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A moustache

Anagrams[edit]


Adangme[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. you
    I suɔ mo.
    I love you.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *mē, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁, a prohibitive particle.

Particle[edit]

mo (masculine adjectival i mo, feminine singular e mo, masculine plural mo, feminine plural moa)

  1. don't

Alternative forms[edit]


Amanab[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Dongxiang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *mör (trail, path), compare Mongolian мөр (mör, road, path).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. road, path
    nie fade bi zhin mo jiere yawuzhi saozhi wo.
    one time I was walking on the road.

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo (accusative singular mo-on, plural mo-oj, accusative plural mo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.

See also[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mo (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. my
    mo bhádmy boat
    mo mháthairmy mother
  2. me (direct object pronoun before verbal noun)
    Tá sé ag mo bhualadhHe is hitting me

Related terms[edit]

  • m’ (form used before a vowel or lenited f)

See also[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mo

  1. Alternative spelling of mo'

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मा (mā́), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁ (prohibitive participle). Cognate with Hindi मत (mat), Persian مـ (ma-), Albanian mo.

Particle[edit]

mo

  1. do not, don't (prohibitive participle)

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

mo

  1. (interrogative, pro-bridi) used as the selbri, the word indicates asking for the selbri.

Examples[edit]

  1. Example:
    do mo
    What are you? / What are you doing?
    Example:
    le cukta cu mo le karce
    How are the book and the car related?

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French moi (me)

Pronoun[edit]

mo (objective mwa)

  1. I (first-person singular nominative personal pronoun)
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mollis.

Adjective[edit]

mo m

  1. (Jersey) soft

Derived terms[edit]


Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmoː/

Etymology[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

  1. how

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Believed to be from the noun moe

Adjective[edit]

mo (neuter singular mo or mott, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. close, sultry

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse moðr

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo (neuter singular mo, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. tired, weary

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse mór (moor)

Noun[edit]

mo m (definite singular moen, indefinite plural moer, definite plural moene)

  1. moor, heath
  2. (military) drill ground

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse moð

Noun[edit]

mo n (definite singular moet, indefinite plural mo, definite plural moa or moene)

  1. dust (e.g. sawdust)
  2. chaff (e.g. from hay)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Believed to be from the noun moe

Adjective[edit]

mo (neuter singular mo or mott, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. close, sultry

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse moðr

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo (neuter singular mo, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. tired, weary

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse mór (moor)

Noun[edit]

mo m (definite singular moen, indefinite plural moar, definite plural moane)

  1. moor, heath
  2. (military) drill ground

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse moð

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo n (definite singular moet, indefinite plural mo, definite plural moa)

  1. dust (e.g. sawdust)
  2. chaff (e.g. from hay)

References[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo m (feminine ma, masculine plural mos)

  1. my (possessive; belong to 'me')

Réunion Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word)

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Samoan[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mo

  1. for

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Irish mo, mu

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. my, mine

Usage notes[edit]

  • Lenites the following word.
    mo + baile = mo bhaile (my town)
  • Takes the form m' before words beginning with a vowel: m' ainm (my name).

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo c

  1. sandy soil
  2. a sandy field, a moor, a heath

Declension[edit]

Declension of mo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mo mon moar moarna
Genitive mos mons moars moarnas

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo

  1. second person singular possessive adjective; your

Tuvaluan[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mo

  1. for

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse móðr, from Proto-Germanic *mōdaz, whence also English mood.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo n (definite singular mode)

  1. way of behaving, mood
    han hadd de mode
    he had that way

Related terms[edit]