motus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

motus

  1. plural of motu

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mot with a fanciful Latinisation in -us

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.tys/, /mo.tys/
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Interjection[edit]

motus

  1. (colloquial) interjection to request silence; Hush!, Quiet!

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *mowetos, perfect passive participle of moveō (I move).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

mōtus (feminine mōta, neuter mōtum); first/second-declension participle

  1. moved, stirred, disturbed, having been moved
  2. aroused, excited, begun, inspired, having been aroused
  3. troubled, concerned, tormented, having been troubled

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative mōtus mōta mōtum mōtī mōtae mōta
Genitive mōtī mōtae mōtī mōtōrum mōtārum mōtōrum
Dative mōtō mōtō mōtīs
Accusative mōtum mōtam mōtum mōtōs mōtās mōta
Ablative mōtō mōtā mōtō mōtīs
Vocative mōte mōta mōtum mōtī mōtae mōta

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōtus m (genitive mōtūs); fourth declension

  1. A movement, motion.
  2. (by extension) An advance, progress.
  3. (figuratively) A movement, operation, impulse, passion; disturbance; sensation; emotion
  4. (figuratively) A political movement, tumult, commotion, revolt, rebellion

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mōtus mōtūs
Genitive mōtūs mōtuum
Dative mōtuī mōtibus
Accusative mōtum mōtūs
Ablative mōtū mōtibus
Vocative mōtus mōtūs

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: moto

References[edit]

  • motus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • motus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • motus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • motus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the regular courses of the stars: motus stellarum constantes et rati
    • the emotions, feelings: animi motus, commotio, permotio
    • to excite emotion: motus excitare in animo (opp. sedare, exstinguere)