mot

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See also: Mot, MOT, mót, mòt, mốt, möt, một, moț, and møt

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French mot. Compare motto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot ‎(plural mots)

  1. A witty remark; a witticism; a bon mot.
    • N. Brit. Rev.
      Here and there turns up a [] savage mot.
    • 1970, John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse, New York 2007, p. 32:
      ‘He comes from Montreal, in Canada.’ ‘Why?’ she said, repeating Dr Johnson's mot with a forced sneer.
  2. (obsolete) A word or a motto; a device.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
    • Shakespeare
      Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar.
  3. (obsolete) A note or brief strain on a bugle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot

  1. (archaic, Britain, cant) Alternative spelling of mort(a woman; a female)
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, London Labour and the London Poor, volume 1, page 217:
      After some altercation with the "mot" of the "ken" (mistress of the lodging-house) about the cleanliness of a knife or fork, my new acquaintance began to arrange "ground," &c., for the night's work.
  2. (slang, Ireland) A girl, woman or girlfriend, particularly in the Dublin area.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *māti ‘time’, from *mh̥₁ti̯-e/o-, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₁tis (gen. *mh̥₁téys) (compare Old English mǣþ ‘measure’, Lithuanian mẽtas ‘time’, Dutch mot(fine rain), Ancient Greek μῆτις(mêtis) ‘plan’). Sense development from ‘time’ to ‘weather’ influenced by Latin tempus ‘time; weather’ (compare Romanian timp, French temps).

Noun[edit]

mot m

  1. weather
  2. next year
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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot m ‎(plural mots)

  1. word

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot

  1. fashion
    Şimdi pek mot emiş ağarğan saçlar
    Ah men şu motluqtan uzaq olaydım.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch motte. Cognate to English moth, German Motte.

Noun[edit]

mot f ‎(plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. nocturnal butterfly-like insect: moth
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Etymology 2[edit]

An onomatopoeia.

Noun[edit]

mot f ‎(plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. a slap, a blow, a hit (physical aggression with hands or fists)
  2. (by extension) a quarrel, tiff

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Low German mutte.

Noun[edit]

mot f ‎(plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. a female pig; a sow
  2. (by extension) a lewd woman

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot f ‎(plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. light rain; drizzle
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin muttum(sound), from muttire(mutter, make a mu-noise), of onomatopoeic origin. Has almost entirely replaced parole in Modern French, perhaps because of its shortness.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot m ‎(plural mots)

  1. word
  2. note, (short) message

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot n ‎(definite singular motet, uncountable)

  1. (singular only) courage

Preposition[edit]

mot

  1. to, towards
    Kjør mot byen.
    Drive towards town.
  2. against, from
    En paraply skjermer deg mot regnet!
    An umbrella protects you from the rain!
  3. against, versus
    Det var et kappløp mot tiden.
    It was a race against time.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot n ‎(definite singular motet, uncountable)

  1. (singular only) courage

Preposition[edit]

mot

  1. to, towards
    Han kom mot dei.
    He came towards them.
  2. against, from; for
    Har de noko som verkar mot tett nase?
    Do you have anything that works for a stuffy nose?
  3. against, versus
    Kven skal me spela mot?
    Who shall we play against?

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Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin muttum

Noun[edit]

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

mōt

  1. First-person singular present form of motan
  2. Third-person singular present form of motan

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mōtą. Cognate with Old High German muot, Old Norse mót (Swedish möte).

Noun[edit]

mōt n

  1. meeting, assembly
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Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Late Latin muttum

Noun[edit]

mot m ‎(oblique plural moz or motz, nominative singular moz or motz, nominative plural mot)

  1. word
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See molt

Adjective[edit]

mot m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular mote)

  1. Alternative form of molt

Adverb[edit]

mot

  1. Alternative form of molt

Old Provençal[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin multus.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mot

  1. much; alot

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin muttum.

Noun[edit]

mot m ‎(oblique plural motz, nominative singular motz, nominative plural mot)

  1. word

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mót, from Proto-Germanic *mōtą, *gamōtą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot n

  1. (chiefly west Sweden) interchange; a large junction where two or more roads meet.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mot motet mot moten
Genitive mots motets mots motens

Preposition[edit]

mot

  1. to, towards
    Kör mot stan
    Drive towards the town
  2. against
    Det där är mot lagen!
    That’s against the law!
  3. versus

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot ‎(plural mots)

  1. mother

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Walloon[edit]

Noun[edit]

mot m ‎(plural mots)

  1. word

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