EnglishEdit

A cicada molting.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

molt (third-person singular simple present molts, present participle molting, simple past and past participle molted)

  1. (intransitive) To shed hair, feathers, skin, horns etc. and replace it by a fresh layer.
  2. (transitive) To shed in such a manner.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

molt (plural molts)

  1. The process of shedding or losing a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.
    Some birds change colour during their winter molt.
  2. The skin or feathers cast off during the process of molting.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • molt” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin multus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

molt m (feminine molta, masculine plural molts, feminine plural moltes)

  1. much, many

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

molt

  1. very

NounEdit

molt m (uncountable)

  1. a lot, a great deal, a large amount

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish molt (wether), from Proto-Celtic *molto- (sheep) (compare Welsh mollt, Gaulish *multon-).

NounEdit

molt m (genitive moilt, nominative plural moilt)

  1. wether
  2. (figuratively) sulky, morose person

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
molt mholt unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin multus.

AdjectiveEdit

molt m (feminine molte)

  1. much; many; a lot of
    moltes batailles
    many battles

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

molt (invariable)

  1. very, a lot, a great deal
    • 12th or 13th century, author unknown, Le Bouchier D'Abevile:
      A Abevile ot un bouchier,
      Que si voison orent molt chier.
      In Abbeville there was a butcher,
      Held in high esteem by his neighbors.

SynonymsEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *molto- (sheep) (compare Middle Welsh mollt, Gaulish *multon-, source of French mouton).

NounEdit

molt m

  1. ram, wether

Derived termsEdit

  • moltán
  • moltrad

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
molt molt
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

molt m

  1. Alternative form of mult.
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