moe

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See also: Moe, MOE, MoE, moé, , and -mö

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Japanese 萌え (moe, budding, sprouting), imperfective or continuative form of 萌える (moeru, to burst into bud, to sprout), from a kun reading of the Han character (bud, sprout).

Alternative forms[edit]

Wikipe-tan, a moe personification of Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Strong interest in, and especially fetishistic attraction towards, fictional characters in anime, manga, video games, and/or similar media.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məʊ/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mo.
  2. Obsolete form of more.
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iii]:
      Sing no more ditties, sing no moe.
    • (Can we date this quote by George Gascoigne and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The crafty courtiers with their guileful looks,
      Must needs put some experience in my maw:
      Yet cannot these with many mast'ries moe
      Make me shoot straight at any gainful prick []

Noun[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mow (wry face, grimace).
  2. Obsolete form of moa.

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of moo.
  2. Obsolete form of mow (to make faces).

Anagrams[edit]


Cypriot Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe (plural moyát)

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Alexander Borg. A Comparative Glossary of Cypriot Maronite Arabic (Arabic-English). Brill 2004

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From moede with loss of -d-, from Middle Dutch moede (tired, loath), from Old Dutch muothi (tired), from Proto-Germanic *mōþaz. Cognate to German müde and Old English mēþe.

Adjective[edit]

moe (comparative moeër or moeier, superlative moest)

  1. tired, weary
    • 1968, Willem Johan van der Molen & Jan Wit, "Evenals een moede hinde" (psalm 42).
      Evenals een moede hinde / naar het klare water smacht, / schreeuwt mijn ziel om God te vinden / die ik ademloos verwacht.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Synonym: vermoeid
Usage notes[edit]

This word is usually used predicatively rather than attributively. If an attributive sense is needed, most people use vermoeid. The forms moeie and moeier are often proscribed. The form moede is mostly formal.

Inflection[edit]
Inflection of moe
uninflected moe
inflected moeë
comparative moeër
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial moe moeër het moest
het moeste
indefinite m./f. sing. moeë moeëre moeste
n. sing. moe moeër moeste
plural moeë moeëre moeste
definite moeë moeëre moeste
partitive moes moeërs
Inflection of moe
uninflected moe
inflected moeie
comparative moeier
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial moe moeier het moest
het moeste
indefinite m./f. sing. moeie moeiere moeste
n. sing. moe moeier moeste
plural moeie moeiere moeste
definite moeie moeiere moeste
partitive moes moeiers
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of moeder.

Noun[edit]

moe f (plural moeken, diminutive moeke n or moetje n)

  1. (informal, dialectal) mother

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe

  1. genitive singular of mood

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian moce, Malay pejam, Maori moe).

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. to sleep

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

moe

  1. Rōmaji transcription of もえ

Lovono[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe

  1. house

References[edit]


Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian moce, Indonesian pejam, Hawaiian moe).

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. to sleep

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

moe f (oblique plural moes, nominative singular moe, nominative plural moes)

  1. mouth

Descendants[edit]

  • French: moue

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See here.

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. sleep
  2. lie down

Samoan[edit]

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. sleep

Derived terms[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch moeten.

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. must
  2. have to
  3. should

Tahitian[edit]

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. sleep

Usage notes[edit]

Archaic; use taʻoto.