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.

Adverb[edit]

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mo.
  2. Obsolete form of more.
    • William Shakespeare
      Sing no more ditties, sing no moe.
    • George Gascoigne
      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.
  2. Obsolete form of moa.

Verb[edit]

moe

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

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch moede (tired, loath), from Old Dutch muothi (tired). Cognate to German müde.

Adjective[edit]

moe (comparative moeër or moeier, superlative moest)

  1. tired, weary
    Synonyms: 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.

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of moeder.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (informal, dialectal) mother

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

moe

  1. to sleep

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

moe

  1. Rōmaji transcription of もえ

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]


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]

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.