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See also: Mot, MOT, mót, mòt, mốt, möt, một, moț, and møt

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French mot. Compare motto.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mot (plural mots)

  1. A witty remark; a witticism; a bon mot.
    • N. Brit. Rev.
      Here and there turns up a [] savage mot.
    • 1970, John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse, New York 2007, p. 32:
      ‘He comes from Montreal, in Canada.’ ‘Why?’ she said, repeating Dr Johnson's mot with a forced sneer.
  2. (obsolete) A word or a motto; a device.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
    • Shakespeare
      Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar.
  3. (obsolete) A note or brief strain on a bugle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Dutch mot (woman). See also mort (woman), etymology 5.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mot

  1. (Britain, Ireland, slang) A woman; a wife.
    • 1789, G. Parker, “The Sandman's Wedding”, in Farmer, John Stephen, editor, Musa Pedestris[1], published 1896:
      Come wed, my dear, and let's agree, / Then of the booze-ken you'll be free; / No sneer from cully, mot, or froe / Dare then reproach my Bess for Joe; / For he's the kiddy rum and queer, / That all St. Giles's boys do fear.
    • 1829 July 1, Vidocq, Eugène François; Maginn, William, transl., “Noctes Ambrosiana [En roulant de vergne en vergne]”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine[2], number 45, page 133:
      And we shall caper a-heel-and-toeing, / A Newgate hornpipe some fine day; / With the mots, their ogles throwing, / Tol lol, &c. / And old Cotton humming his pray.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, slang) A prostitute.
  3. (Britain, Ireland, slang) A landlady.
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, London Labour and the London Poor, volume 1, page 217:
      After some altercation with the "mot" of the "ken" (mistress of the lodging-house) about the cleanliness of a knife or fork, my new acquaintance began to arrange "ground," &c., for the night's work.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *māti ‘time’, from *mh̥₁ti̯-e/o-, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₁tis (gen. *mh̥₁téys) (compare Old English mǣþ ‘measure’, Lithuanian mẽtas ‘time’, Dutch mot (fine rain), Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis) ‘plan’). Sense development from ‘time’ to ‘weather’ influenced by Latin tempus ‘time; weather’ (compare Romanian timp, French temps).

NounEdit

mot m

  1. weather
  2. next year

Related termsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin muttum (sound), from muttire (mutter, make a mu-noise), of onomatopoeic origin.

NounEdit

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word

Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

mot

  1. fashion
    Şimdi pek mot emiş ağarğan saçlar
    Ah men şu motluqtan uzaq olaydım.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch motte. Cognate to English moth, German Motte.

NounEdit

mot f (plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. nocturnal butterfly-like insect: moth
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

An onomatopoeia.

NounEdit

mot f (plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. a slap, a blow, a hit (physical aggression with hands or fists)
  2. (by extension) a quarrel, tiff

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Low German mutte.

NounEdit

mot f (plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. a female pig; a sow
  2. (by extension) a lewd woman
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

mot f (plural motten, diminutive motje n)

  1. light rain; drizzle
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin muttum (sound), from muttire (mutter, make a mu-noise), of onomatopoeic origin. Has almost entirely replaced parole in Modern French, perhaps because of its shortness.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word
  2. note, (short) message

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word

DescendantsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mot n (definite singular motet, uncountable)

  1. (singular only) courage

PrepositionEdit

mot

  1. to, towards
    Kjør mot byen.
    Drive towards town.
  2. against, from
    En paraply skjermer deg mot regnet!
    An umbrella protects you from the rain!
  3. against, versus
    Det var et kappløp mot tiden.
    It was a race against time.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mot n (definite singular motet, uncountable)

  1. (singular only) courage

Derived termsEdit

PrepositionEdit

mot

  1. to, towards
    Han kom mot dei.
    He came towards them.
  2. against, from; for
    Har de noko som verkar mot tett nase?
    Do you have anything that works for a stuffy nose?
  3. against, versus
    Kven skal me spela mot?
    Who shall we play against?

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin muttum

NounEdit

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inflected forms.

VerbEdit

mōt

  1. First-person singular present form of motan
  2. Third-person singular present form of motan

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *mōtą. Cognate with Old High German muot, Old Norse mót (Swedish möte).

NounEdit

mōt n

  1. meeting, assembly
DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Late Latin muttum

NounEdit

mot m (oblique plural moz or motz, nominative singular moz or motz, nominative plural mot)

  1. word
SynonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See molt

AdjectiveEdit

mot m (oblique and nominative feminine singular mote)

  1. Alternative form of molt

AdverbEdit

mot

  1. Alternative form of molt

Old ProvençalEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Latin multus.

Alternative formsEdit

AdverbEdit

mot

  1. much; alot

Etymology 2Edit

From Late Latin muttum.

NounEdit

mot m (oblique plural motz, nominative singular motz, nominative plural mot)

  1. word

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mót, from Proto-Germanic *mōtą, *gamōtą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mot n

  1. (chiefly west Sweden) interchange; a large junction where two or more roads meet.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mot motet mot moten
Genitive mots motets mots motens

PrepositionEdit

mot

  1. to, towards
    Kör mot stan
    Drive towards the town
  2. against
    Det där är mot lagen!
    That’s against the law!
  3. versus

VolapükEdit

WalloonEdit

NounEdit

mot m (plural mots)

  1. word

Derived termsEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

PrepositionEdit

mot

  1. (with dative) towards
    han kåmme gɑen mot gɑlåm
    he came walking towards the estate
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

mot n (definite singular mote, definite plural mota)

  1. mold, form to cast something in
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

mot n

  1. part of a wheel ring

Pronunciation 2Edit

VerbEdit

mot (preterite mote)

  1. to shape something in a mold