See also: Moe, MOE, MoE, moé, , and -mö

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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From Japanese 萌え (moe, budding, sprouting), imperfective or continuative form of 萌える (moeru, to burst into bud, to sprout).

Alternative formsEdit

 
Wikipe-tan, a moe personification of Wikipedia

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moe (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Strong interest in, and especially fetishistic attraction towards, fictional characters in anime, manga, video games, and/or similar media.
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Variant forms.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /məʊ/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mo.
  2. Obsolete form of more.
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iii]:
      Sing no more ditties, sing no moe.
    • c. 1572, George Gascoigne, Woodmanship
      The crafty courtiers with their guileful looks,
      Must needs put some experience in my maw:
      Yet cannot these with many mast'ries moe
      Make me shoot straight at any gainful prick []

NounEdit

moe

  1. Obsolete form of mow (wry face, grimace).
  2. Obsolete form of moa.

VerbEdit

moe

  1. Obsolete form of moo.
  2. Obsolete form of mow (to make faces).

AnagramsEdit


Cypriot ArabicEdit

NounEdit

moe (plural moyát)

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Alexander Borg. A Comparative Glossary of Cypriot Maronite Arabic (Arabic-English). Brill 2004

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From moede with loss of -d-, from Middle Dutch moede (tired, loath), from Proto-West Germanic *mōþī, from Old Dutch muothi (tired), from Proto-Germanic *mōþaz. Cognate to German müde and Old English mēþe.

AdjectiveEdit

moe (comparative moeër or moeier, superlative moest)

  1. tired, weary
    • 1968, Willem Johan van der Molen & Jan Wit, "Evenals een moede hinde" (psalm 42).
      Evenals een moede hinde / naar het klare water smacht, / schreeuwt mijn ziel om God te vinden / die ik ademloos verwacht.
      Just as a tired doe / yearns for clear water, / my soul cries out to find god / whom I breathlessly expect.
    Synonym: vermoeid
Usage notesEdit

This word is usually used predicatively rather than attributively. If an attributive sense is needed, most people use vermoeid. The forms moeie and moeier are often proscribed. The form moede is mostly formal.

InflectionEdit
Inflection of moe
uninflected moe
inflected moeë
comparative moeër
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial moe moeër het moest
het moeste
indefinite m./f. sing. moeë moeëre moeste
n. sing. moe moeër moeste
plural moeë moeëre moeste
definite moeë moeëre moeste
partitive moes moeërs
Inflection of moe
uninflected moe
inflected moeie
comparative moeier
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial moe moeier het moest
het moeste
indefinite m./f. sing. moeie moeiere moeste
n. sing. moe moeier moeste
plural moeie moeiere moeste
definite moeie moeiere moeste
partitive moes moeiers
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Shortening of moeder.

NounEdit

moe f (plural moeken, diminutive moeke n or moetje n)

  1. (informal, dialectal) mother

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

moe

  1. genitive singular of mood

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian moce, Malay pejam, Maori moe).

VerbEdit

moe

  1. to sleep

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

moe

  1. Rōmaji transcription of もえ

LovonoEdit

NounEdit

moe

  1. house

ReferencesEdit


MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Fijian moce, Indonesian pejam, Hawaiian moe).

VerbEdit

moe

  1. to sleep

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *mauwu (mouth, protruding lip)

NounEdit

moe f (oblique plural moes, nominative singular moe, nominative plural moes)

  1. mouth

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: moe, moue

Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

See here.

VerbEdit

moe

  1. sleep
  2. lie down

SamoanEdit

VerbEdit

moe

  1. sleep

Derived termsEdit


Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch moeten.

VerbEdit

moe

  1. must
  2. have to
  3. should

TahitianEdit

VerbEdit

moe

  1. sleep

Usage notesEdit

Archaic; use taʻoto.