mo

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

mo

  1. (international standards, obsolete) Former ISO 639-1 language code for Moldovan.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /məʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /moʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mo, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *maiz, from a comparative form of Proto-Indo-European *meh₂-. 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)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. Abbreviation of month.
    Alternative forms: m, mo.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of 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]

Only coincidentally similar to sense 1 above. Compare fo' (for; four), ho (whore).

Adjective[edit]

mo (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal, African-American Vernacular) Alternative form of mo' (more)
    Yo, you got mo chips?

Etymology 6[edit]

Short for moustache.

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

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

Etymology 7[edit]

Clipping.

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. (prison slang) A molester.
    • 2018, James Kühnel, Carceration State:
      The Idaho prison is full of cho-mos (child molesters), mos (molesters), and all types of sexual predators that have engaged in some type of abnormal sexual acts.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 8[edit]

Clipping.

Noun[edit]

mo (plural mos)

  1. (slang) A moron.
    • 1997, “Detox”, in City, performed by Strapping Young Lad:
      Hey, you mo! Hey, you mo! Hey, you mo! Hey, you mo!

Etymology 9[edit]

From mil, by analogy with do and gro.

Numeral[edit]

mo

  1. The cardinal number occurring after el gro el do el (↋↋↋) and before mo one (1001) in a duodecimal system. Written 1000, decimal value 1728.

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Abinomn[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. (anatomy) stomach

Adangme[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. you
    I suɔ mo.
    I love you.

Akan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. ye, you (plural)

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[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

Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-. Cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, English man, Icelandic maður, Swedish man, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰 (manna).

Noun[edit]

mo m (Carcoforo)

  1. man
  2. husband

References[edit]

Amanab[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Angguruk Yali[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. mountain

References[edit]

Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word).

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Bikol Central[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo

  1. second person singular possessive adjective; your

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

mo (plural mos, feminine singular ma, feminine plural mas)

  1. Contraction of me o.
    Damo!Give it to me!

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mot (word).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. word

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • m’ (used before vowel sounds)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mo, mu; see there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mo (triggers lenition)

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 88
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 9

Further reading[edit]

  • Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977) “mo”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
  • Entries containing “mo” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “mo” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mox (soon) or Latin modo (recently, just now).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo/*
  • Rhymes: -o
  • Hyphenation:

Adverb[edit]

mo (central-southern Italy or archaic)

  1. present. now
    Synonyms: ora, adesso
    E mo che voi?
    What do you want now?
    Mo so' cazzi tua.
    It's your business now.
  2. near future. soon, in a moment
    Synonyms: subito, tra poco
    E n'attimo! Mo lo faccio!
    Wait a second! I'll do it in a moment!
    Aspetta! Mo arivo!
    Wait! I'm coming!
    Mo te faccio vedé.
    I'll show you.
  3. near past. recently, just now
    Synonyms: appena, poco fa
    Ce so' stato mo.
    I've been there just now.
  4. (originally ironic) See da mo.
  5. (repeated) See mo mo.

Further reading[edit]

  • mo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • mo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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 particle). Cognate with Hindi मत (mat), Persian مـ (ma-), Albanian mo.

Particle[edit]

mo

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

Kapampangan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mu +‎ ya. Compare Japanese (mo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mo

  1. although; even if; even though
    Synonyms: agyang, man
  2. also; no matter what
    Synonyms: din, pati, agyaman

Derived terms[edit]

Latin[edit]

Reverse of a silver penny of Æthelstan of England with the inscription REGNALD MO EFORƿIC ("Regnald Moneyer at York")

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. (Medieval Latin, historical) Abbreviation of monētārius (moneyer, minter) in its various forms.

Lolopo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Loloish *C-ma³ (Bradley), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan. Cognate with Burmese -မ (-ma.).

Suffix[edit]

mo

  1. (Yao'an) female
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Loloish *ma¹ (Bradley). Cognate with Nuosu (ma), Naxi meel.

Noun[edit]

mo 

  1. (Yao'an) bamboo

Louisiana Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Probably inherited from French "moi/mon".”)

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo (first person singular, plural nouzòt, nou, no, objective , possessive determiner , possessive pronoun mokin, mochin)

  1. I (first person singular nominative (subject) pronoun)
    Mo té manké twa.
    I missed you.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (prevocalic) m'

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mo (mo5mo0, Zhuyin ˙ㄇㄛ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of , , ,

mo

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Matlatzinca[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo

  1. foot

References[edit]

  • Roberto Escalante Hernández, Marciano Hernández, Matlatzinca de San Francisco Oxtotilpan, Estado de México (1999)

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

Alternative spelling: mot.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English , from Proto-Germanic *maiz, from a comparative form of Proto-Indo-European *meh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo

  1. more numerous; larger in amount
  2. greater in quantity or intensity
  3. additional, further, other (persons or things in addition to those mentioned)
  4. higher in social status

Adverb[edit]

mo

  1. to a greater degree; more
  2. longer, again, any more
  3. besides, also, further, else

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: mo

References[edit]

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mollis.

Adjective[edit]

mo m

  1. (Jersey) soft

Derived terms[edit]

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmoː/

Adverb[edit]

  1. how

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino, Ruppel, Klaas, Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008), Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

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]

From Old Norse mór (moor), from Proto-Germanic *mōraz.

Noun[edit]

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

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from the noun moe m.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. close, sultry

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse móðr, from Proto-Germanic *mōdaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mod (alternative spelling)

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. tired, weary

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse moð.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (alternative spelling)

Noun[edit]

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

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

Etymology 5[edit]

From German, originally moder.

Adverb[edit]

mo

  1. Used as an intensifier about loneliness
    Synonym: mutters

Etymology 6[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

mo

  1. imperative of moa

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mu
  • m’ (used before vowel sounds)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *mene, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁mene, genitive of *éǵh₂. The Goidelic forms came from *mene being remodelled into *mowe by analogy with *towe (your) (whence do (your)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mo (triggers lenition)

  1. my
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 10d23
      Mad ar lóg pridcha-sa, .i. ar m’étiuth et mo thoschith, ním·bia fochricc dar hési mo precepte.
      If I preach for pay, that is, for my clothing and my sustenance, I shall not have a reward for my teaching.
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 73d1
      Fu·lilsain-se .i. matis mu námait duda·gnetis ⁊ maniptis mu chara⟨i⟩t duda·gnetis.
      I would have endured, i.e. if it had been my enemies who did them and if it had not been my friends who did them.

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: mo
  • Scottish Gaelic: mo
  • Manx: my

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 333

Further reading[edit]

Old Occitan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mo m (feminine ma, masculine plural mos)

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mo

Contraction[edit]

mo (feminine ma)

  1. Contraction of me o (him/it 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]

From Old Irish mo. Cognates include Irish mo.

Determiner[edit]

mo (triggers lenition)

  1. my

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

-mo

  1. present stem of -wamo (to be (inside there))
    wamothey are inside

See also[edit]

  • -mo: verbal affix
  • -wapo (“to be (at a definite place)”)
  • -wako (“to be (at an indefinite place)”)

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

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mo (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓ)

  1. second person singular possessive adjective; your

See also[edit]

Tuvaluan[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mo

  1. for

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mo (𥷺, 𧄲)

  1. spathe of the areca tree

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduced form of ddim o (not of, nothing of).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

mo (causes soft mutation)

  1. (colloquial) negative particle used when immediately preceding the definite article or a definite noun phrase
    Fwytais i mo'r moron.I didn't eat the carrots.
    Wela i mo'r ffilm 'na.I will not see that film.
    Chlywoch chi mo Owain.You didn't hear Owain.
    Leician nhw mo wraig y dyn.They wouldn't like the man's wife.

Usage notes[edit]

Because this form is used only when directly in front of a definite object, it only appears in the (non-periphrastic) preterite, future and conditional tenses.

In front of a pronoun, mo has personal forms the same as the preposition o:

See also[edit]

  • dim, ddim (negative particle used in all other situations)

Mutation[edit]

Does not mutate.

West Makian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mo

  1. (transitive) to swallow
  2. (transitive) to slurp up, to suck up
Conjugation[edit]
Conjugation of mo (action verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person tomo momo amo
2nd person nomo fomo
3rd person inanimate imo domo
animate
imperative nomo, mo fomo, mo

Etymology 2[edit]

For the semantic development of the interjection, compare Spanish ya (already; come on!).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mo

  1. Alternative form of omo (already)

Interjection[edit]

mo

  1. come!
  2. come on!

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mo

  1. (stative) alternative form of mu (ripe)
Conjugation[edit]
Conjugation of mo (stative verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person timo mimo amo
2nd person nimo fimo
3rd person inanimate imo dimo
animate mamo
imperative —, mo —, mo

References[edit]

  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[2], Pacific linguistics
  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[3], Pacific linguistics

Yao[edit]

Yao cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : mo

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include Swahili moja.

Numeral[edit]

mo

  1. one

Usage notes[edit]

This number follows a noun and takes the noun class characteristic prefix, e.g. libweta limo (one box). See the Yao language article on Wikipedia for details on noun class prefixes.

Yoruba[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mi (used in a negative sentence, or generally in some dialects)
  • n (used in negative or future sentences, or with )

Pronoun[edit]

mo

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

See also[edit]