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Added by an anon contributor, the -e looks wrong for a feminine noun in Lithuanian. --EncycloPetey 21:26, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Added "Attention lt" DCDuring TALK 19:24, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Also old rfv for English verb sense. See mote#Etymology 3. DCDuring TALK 19:50, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Clocked out DCDuring TALK 19:17, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Lithuanian: RFV failed, language section removed. (The correct spelling is motė, apparently.)
English: RFV failed, verb section removed, together with corresponding etymology.
RuakhTALK 22:03, 28 December 2009 (UTC)


Compare Spanish MATAR[5], (to kill) and Finnish MADAD[4] (to cut); both possibly of Punic origin[2], (if the latter word be borrowed), otherwise of Ural-Altaic origin[2]. Compare also Spanish MOTA[6], (small knot in fabric); Dutch MOT[6], (dust, sweepings)[6], and East Frisian MUT[6], (grit): all from the root of mattock, √ *MADA-[7], (to cut); or from the ultimate root of MOW[6]. Andrew H. Gray 10:04, 19 September 2015 (UTC)Andrew

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods. √ means original or earliest root.
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