moder

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

moder (third-person singular simple present moders, present participle modering, simple past and past participle modered)

  1. (obsolete) to moderate

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for moder in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

moder c (singular definite moderen, plural indefinite mødre)

  1. (now formal) mother

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

moder

  1. First-person singular present of modern.
  2. Imperative singular of modern.

Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch moeder, from Old Dutch muoder, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Noun[edit]

moder f

  1. mother
  2. guardian
  3. nun
  4. woman

Inflection[edit]

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative moder moders meuderke meuderkes
Genitive moder moders meuderkes meuderkes
Locative moderes modereser modereske modereskes
Dative¹ moder moders meuderke meuderkes
Accusative¹ moder moders meuderke meuderkes
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mōdor, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmoːdər/, /ˈmoːðər/

Noun[edit]

moder (plural modres or moders or moder or (Kent) modren, genitive modres or moders or moder)

  1. A mother; the female direct ancestor of someone or some creature.
  2. The indirect female ancestor of someone or some creature.
  3. The Virgin Mary as mother (as of Jesus or as of humanity).
  4. A woman who performs the duties of a mother; a female caretaker or guardian.
  5. A woman who heads a female monastic community; an abbess.
  6. A polite appellation to an elderly woman, or a ruder one to a younger one.
  7. Something, somewhere or someone likened to a mother (in begetting, caring, or nourishing):
    • a. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Pardoner's Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, lines 589-592:
      And now that I have ſpoken of glotonye, / Now wol I yow deffenden haſardrye; / Haſard is verray mooder of leſynges, / And of deceite, and curſed forſwerynges []
      And since I've spoken about gluttony, / Now, I'll prevent you from dice-playing; / Dice games are literally the source of falsehoods, / deception, and false testimonies []
    1. A behaviour, attribute, virtue, or vice likened to a mother (in begetting, caring, or nourishing)
    2. The womb (as the organ which protects and nourishes the baby).

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: mother, mither
  • Scots: moder, mither

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse móðir

Noun[edit]

moder m (definite singular moderen, indefinite plural mødre or mødrer, definite plural mødrene)

  1. (dated, or jokingly) synonym of mor

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse móðir

Noun[edit]

moder f (definite singular modera, indefinite plural mødrer, definite plural mødrene)

  1. (dated, or jokingly) synonym of mor

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōder f

  1. Alternative form of mōdor

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mōdor. Compare mither.

Noun[edit]

moder (plural moders)

  1. (archaic) mother

Slovene[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *modrъ, from Proto-Indo-European *modʰros.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mọ́dər (comparative bȍlj mọ́dər, superlative nȁjbolj mọ́dər)

  1. blue
Inflection[edit]
Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. móder módra módro
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative móder ind
módri def
módra módro
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
módro módro
genitive módrega módre módrega
dative módremu módri módremu
locative módrem módri módrem
instrumental módrim módro módrim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative módra módri módri
accusative módra módri módri
genitive módrih módrih módrih
dative módrima módrima módrima
locative módrih módrih módrih
instrumental módrima módrima módrima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative módri módre módra
accusative módre módre módra
genitive módrih módrih módrih
dative módrim módrim módrim
locative módrih módrih módrih
instrumental módrimi módrimi módrimi
Derived terms[edit]
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Colors in Slovene · barve (layout · text)
     bela      siva      črna
             rdeča; škrlatna              oranžna; rjava              rumena; krem
             svetlozelena, limeta              zelena             
             sinja, cian; turkizna              azurna              modra
             vijolična; indigo              magenta, fuksija; vijolična, lila              roza, rožnata

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mǫdrъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *mandr-. Cognate with Lithuanian mandrùs and Proto-Germanic *mundraz (German munter).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mọ́dər (comparative modrȇjši or mọ́drejši, superlative nȁjmodrȇjši or nȁjmọ́drejši)

  1. wise
Inflection[edit]
Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. móder módra módro
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative móder ind
módri def
módra módro
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
módro módro
genitive módrega módre módrega
dative módremu módri módremu
locative módrem módri módrem
instrumental módrim módro módrim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative módra módri módri
accusative módra módri módri
genitive módrih módrih módrih
dative módrima módrima módrima
locative módrih módrih módrih
instrumental módrima módrima módrima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative módri módre módra
accusative módre módre módra
genitive módrih módrih módrih
dative módrim módrim módrim
locative módrih módrih módrih
instrumental módrimi módrimi módrimi
Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • moder”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse móðir, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moder c

  1. (somewhat dated) mother
  2. mother; as in Mother Theresa, Mother Earth etc.

Declension[edit]

Declension of moder 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative moder modern mödrar mödrarna
Genitive moders moderns mödrars mödrarnas

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