motte

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See also: Motte, mõtte, mötte, and møtte

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French motte, from Anglo-Norman/Old French motte (mound, hillock). Doublet of moat.

Noun[edit]

motte (plural mottes)

  1. A raised earth mound, often topped with a wooden or stone structure and surrounded with a ditch.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms.

Noun[edit]

motte (plural mottes)

  1. Alternative form of mott

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch mote, perhaps via Frankish *mot, *motta (mud, peat, bog, turf), from Proto-Germanic *mutô, *mudraz, *muþraz (dirt, filth, mud, swamp). Likely influenced by French motte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔ.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mot‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɔtə

Noun[edit]

motte f (plural mottes, diminutive mottetje n)

  1. a raised earth mound, often topped with a wooden or stone structure and surrounded with a ditch; a motte

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mote (mound), from Medieval Latin mota (a mound, hill), of Germanic origin, perhaps via Frankish *mot, *motta (mud, peat, bog, turf), from Proto-Germanic *mutô, *mudraz, *muþraz (dirt, filth, mud, swamp).

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Noun[edit]

motte f (plural mottes)

  1. motte (mound of earth)
  2. clod, lump of earth
  3. block (of butter)
  4. (colloquial) (pubic) mound, mons veneris

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

motte

  1. inflection of motten:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

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Romanization[edit]

motte

  1. Rōmaji transcription of もって