motto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Italian motto (a word, a saying), Latin muttum (a mutter, a grunt).

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Noun[edit]

motto ‎(plural mottos or mottoes)

  1. (heraldry) A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievement.
  2. A sentence, phrase, or word, prefixed to an essay, discourse, chapter, canto, or the like, suggestive of its subject matter; a short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; a maxim.
    • Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
      It was the motto of a bishop eminent for his piety and good works, ... Serve God, and be cheerful.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      “[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
        Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer. […]”

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Czech[edit]

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  • moto n (less common)

Noun[edit]

motto n

  1. motto
  2. epigraph

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

motto n (singular definite mottoet, plural indefinite mottoer)

  1. motto

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Italian motto (a word, a saying), Latin muttum (a mutter, a grunt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mot‧to

Noun[edit]

motto n ‎(plural motto's, diminutive mottootje n)

  1. motto
  2. (heraldry) motto

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

motto

  1. A motto (sentence or a phrase with guiding principle).
  2. (heraldry) A motto.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of motto (Kotus type 1/valo, tt-t gradation)
nominative motto motot
genitive moton mottojen
partitive mottoa mottoja
illative mottoon mottoihin
singular plural
nominative motto motot
accusative nom.? motto motot
gen. moton
genitive moton mottojen
partitive mottoa mottoja
inessive motossa motoissa
elative motosta motoista
illative mottoon mottoihin
adessive motolla motoilla
ablative motolta motoilta
allative motolle motoille
essive mottona mottoina
translative motoksi motoiksi
instructive motoin
abessive mototta motoitta
comitative mottoineen

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

motto m ‎(plural motti)

  1. Witty remark
  2. motto, maxim
  3. posy (A motto inscribed inside a ring)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

motto

  1. rōmaji reading of もっと

Maquiritari[edit]

Noun[edit]

motto

  1. worm

References[edit]

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Nauruan[edit]

Noun[edit]

motto

  1. motto

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motto n

  1. motto

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