See also: mõtus

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

motus

  1. plural of motu

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mot with a fanciful Latinisation in -us

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.tys/, /mo.tys/
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InterjectionEdit

motus

  1. (colloquial) interjection to request silence; Hush!, Quiet!

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *mowetos, perfect passive participle of moveō (I move).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

mōtus (feminine mōta, neuter mōtum); first/second-declension participle

  1. moved, stirred, disturbed, having been moved
  2. aroused, excited, begun, inspired, having been aroused
  3. troubled, concerned, tormented, having been troubled

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative mōtus mōta mōtum mōtī mōtae mōta
Genitive mōtī mōtae mōtī mōtōrum mōtārum mōtōrum
Dative mōtō mōtō mōtīs
Accusative mōtum mōtam mōtum mōtōs mōtās mōta
Ablative mōtō mōtā mōtō mōtīs
Vocative mōte mōta mōtum mōtī mōtae mōta

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

mōtus m (genitive mōtūs); fourth declension

  1. A movement, motion.
  2. (by extension) An advance, progress.
  3. (figuratively) A movement, operation, impulse, passion; disturbance; sensation; emotion
  4. (figuratively) A political movement, tumult, commotion, revolt, rebellion

DeclensionEdit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mōtus mōtūs
Genitive mōtūs mōtuum
Dative mōtuī mōtibus
Accusative mōtum mōtūs
Ablative mōtū mōtibus
Vocative mōtus mōtūs

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: moto

ReferencesEdit

  • motus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • motus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • motus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • motus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the regular courses of the stars: motus stellarum constantes et rati
    • the emotions, feelings: animi motus, commotio, permotio
    • to excite emotion: motus excitare in animo (opp. sedare, exstinguere)