EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *maiz, from a comparative form of Proto-Indo-European *mə-. Cognate with Swedish mer, Danish mer; and with Irish , Albanian . See also more, most.

AdverbEdit

mo (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) To a greater degree.
  2. (now dialectal) Further, longer.

AdjectiveEdit

mo (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) Greater in amount, quantity, or number (of discrete objects, as opposed to more, which was applied to subtances)
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXII:
      Nether durste eny man from that daye forth axe hym eny moo questions.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of month.

AbbreviationEdit

mo (plural mos)

  1. month

Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of moment.

NounEdit

mo (uncountable)

  1. moment
    "Hang on a mo!"

Etymology 4Edit

Clipping of homo, itself a short form of homosexual.

NounEdit

mo (plural mos)

  1. a homosexual

AnagramsEdit


AdangmeEdit

PronounEdit

mo

  1. you
    I suɔ mo.
    I love you.

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *mē, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁, a prohibitive particle.

ParticleEdit

mo (masculine adjectival i mo, feminine singular e mo, masculine plural mo, feminine plural moa)

  1. don't

Alternative formsEdit


AmanabEdit

NounEdit

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Antillean CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mot (word)

NounEdit

mo

  1. word

EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

mo (plural mo-oj, accusative singular mo-on, accusative plural mo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.

See alsoEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mot (word)

NounEdit

mo

  1. word

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

mo (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. my
    mo bhád — my boat
    mo mháthair — my mother
  2. me (direct object pronoun before verbal noun)
    Tá sé ag mo bhualadh — He is hitting me

Related termsEdit

  • m’ (form used before a vowel or lenited f)

ItalianEdit

AdverbEdit

mo

  1. Alternative spelling of mo'.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mo

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mollis.

AdjectiveEdit

mo m (feminine molle, masculine plural mos, feminine plural molles)

  1. soft

Derived termsEdit


LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

mo

  1. (interrogative, pro-bridi) used as the selbri, the word indicates asking for the selbri.
    do mo
    What are you? / What are you doing?
    le cukta cu mo le karce
    How are the book and the car related?

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

mo (form of mo0 or mo5)

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Pinyin reading of
  4. Pinyin reading of ,

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French moi (me)

PronounEdit

mo (objective mwa)

  1. I (first-person singular nominative personal pronoun)
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From French mot (word)

NounEdit

mo

  1. word

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mór (moor)

NounEdit

mo

  1. moor
  2. heath

InflectionEdit

NB: This section is incomplete, as there are four more meanings and different etymons. See Bokmåls- og nynorskordboka, Universitetet i Oslo.


Old ProvençalEdit

PronounEdit

mo m (feminine ma, masculine plural mos)

  1. my (possessive; belong to 'me')

Réunion Creole FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mot (word)

NounEdit

mo

  1. word

SamoanEdit

PrepositionEdit

mo

  1. for

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Irish mo, mu

PronounEdit

mo

  1. my, mine

Usage notesEdit

  • Lenites the following word.
    mo + baile = mo bhaile (my town)
  • Takes the form m' before words beginning with a vowel: m' ainm (my name).

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

mo c

  1. sandy soil
  2. a sandy field, a moor, a heath

DeclensionEdit


TuvaluanEdit

PrepositionEdit

mo

  1. for
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