Classical NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

mo-

Etymology 1Edit

  1. (personal prefix, possessive) Used to form the second-person singular possessive of nouns: your. Can combine with relational words to form relational adverbs.
    nāntzintli (mother)monāntzin (your mother)
    calli (house)mocal (your house)
    -tlōc (beside)motlōc (beside you)
Derived termsEdit
Category Classical Nahuatl nouns prefixed with mo- not found

Etymology 2Edit

  1. (personal prefix, reflexive) Used to form the second and third person reflexive of transitive verbs: yourself, himself, theirselves. May also indicate reciprocity among the plural person: you/they ____ each other. For certain verbs, this imparts an intransitive sense rather than a strictly reflexive one.
    titītza (to stretch something)timotitītza (You stretch (yourself))
    itta (to see something)motta (He see himself, she sees herself)
    -h ((plural))mottah (They see themselves, They look at each other)
    tolīnia (to bother someone, to make suffer)ammotolīniah (You (plrl.) suffer, You are bothered)
  2. (personal prefix, passive) Used to form the passive construct for inanimate nouns.
    titītza (to stretch something)motitītza (It is stretched)
    itta (to see something)motta (It is seen, it is visible)
    pāca (to wash something)mopāca (It is washed)
Usage notesEdit

As with the other reflexive prefixes and tla-, this prefixes causes deletion of initial i in verbs such as itta or ilpia, with the exception of verbs beginning with ih- such as ihquiti.

See alsoEdit


GuaraníEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • mbo- (for oral words)

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Used to form causative of verbs.
    mopu'ã
    to raise, to cause to rise

Usage notesEdit

This prefix is used when the following verb is nasal (as opposed to oral). If this verb were oral, the suffix mbo- would be used instead.


Northern SothoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Class 1 noun prefix.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Class 3 noun prefix.

SothoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Class 1 noun prefix.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Class 3 noun prefix.

TernateEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Tehit m- (third-person singular feminine prefix).

PronounEdit

mo- (Jawi مو-‎)

  1. (feminine) third-person singular clitic, she

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

TswanaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Class 1 noun prefix.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

mo-

  1. Class 3 noun prefix.