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Mo

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /m/
  • (US) enPR: m?, IPA(key): /mo?/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -

Etymology 1

From Middle English mo, from Old English m?, from Proto-Germanic *maiz, from a comparative form of Proto-Indo-European *m?-. Cognate with Swedish mer, Danish mer; and with Irish , Albanian . See also more, most.

Adverb

mo (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) to a greater degree
  2. (now dialectal) further, longer

Adjective

mo (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) Greater in amount, quantity, or number (of discrete objects, as opposed to more, which was applied to substances)
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXII:
      Nether durste eny man from that daye forth axe hym eny moo questions.
    • c. 1380, William Langland, Piers Plowman
      With that ran there a route of ratones at ones,
      And smale mys myd hem, mo then a thousande

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of month.

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. (abbreviation) month

Etymology 3

Clipping of moment.

Noun

mo (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) moment
    Hang on a mo!

Etymology 4

Clipping of homo, itself a short form of homosexual.

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. (slang) a homosexual

Etymology 5

Clipping of more, non-rhotic dialects, notably African American Vernacular English. Only coincidentally similar to sense 1 above. Compare fo' ("for; four"), ho ("whore").

Alternative forms

Adjective

mo (not comparable)

  1. (slang) more
    Yo, you got mo chips?

Etymology 6

moustache + -o (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: "Surely just a shortening of "moustache"? "-o" suffix on a single letter looks implausible.")

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A moustache

Etymology 7

Clipping.

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. (prison slang) A molester.
    • 2018, James Kühnel, Carceration State
      The Idaho prison is full of cho-mos (child molesters), mos (molesters), and all types of sexual predators that have engaged in some type of abnormal sexual acts.
Related terms

Anagrams


Abinomn

Noun

mo

  1. (anatomy) stomach

Adangme

Pronoun

mo

  1. you
    I su? mo.
    I love you.

Albanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *m?, from Proto-Indo-European *meh? (a prohibitive particle).

Particle

mo (masculine adjectival i mo, feminine singular e mo, masculine plural mo, feminine plural moa)

  1. don't

Alemannic German

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-. Cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, English man, Icelandic maður, Swedish man, Gothic (manna).

Noun

mo m (Carcoforo)

  1. man
  2. husband

References

  • "mo" in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Amanab

Noun

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Angguruk Yali

Noun

mo

  1. mountain

References


Antillean Creole

Etymology

From French mot ("word").

Noun

mo

  1. word

Dongxiang

Etymology

From Proto-Mongolic *mör ("trail, path"), compare Mongolian (mör, "road, path").

Pronunciation

Noun

mo

  1. road, path
    nie fade bi zhin mo jiere yawuzhi saozhi wo.
    one time I was walking on the road.

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Noun

mo (accusative singular mo-on, plural mo-oj, accusative plural mo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.

See also


Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French mot ("word").

Noun

mo

  1. word

Irish

Alternative forms

  • m' (used before vowel sounds)

Etymology

From Old Irish mo, mu, from Proto-Celtic *moy, from Proto-Indo-European *(h?)moy, clitic oblique case of *é?h?.

Pronunciation

Determiner

mo (triggers lenition)

  1. my
    mo bhád - my boat
    mo mháthair - my mother
  2. me (direct object pronoun before verbal noun)
    Tá sé ag mo bhualadh - He is hitting me

See also

Further reading

  • "mo" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing "mo" in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing "mo" in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian

Adverb

mo

  1. Alternative spelling of mo'

Japanese

Romanization

mo

  1. R?maji transcription of ?
  2. R?maji transcription of ?

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit (m), from Proto-Indo-European *meh? (prohibitive particle). Cognate with Hindi (mat), Persian (ma-), Albanian mo.

Particle

mo

  1. do not, don't (prohibitive particle)

Mandarin

Romanization

mo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of m?.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of m?.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology 1

From French moi ("me").

Pronoun

mo (objective mwa)

  1. I (first-person singular nominative personal pronoun)
See also

Etymology 2

From French mot ("word").

Noun

mo

  1. word

Alternative spelling: mot.


Norman

Etymology

From Latin mollis.

Adjective

mo m

  1. (Jersey) soft

Derived terms


Northern Sami

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

Adverb

m?

  1. how

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Believed to be from the noun moe.

Adjective

mo (neuter singular mo or mott, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. close, sultry

Etymology 2

From Old Norse moðr.

Alternative forms

Adjective

mo (neuter singular mo, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. tired, weary

Etymology 3

From Old Norse mór ("moor")

Noun

mo m (definite singular moen, indefinite plural moer, definite plural moene)

  1. moor, heath
  2. (military) drill ground

Etymology 4

From Old Norse moð.

Noun

mo n (definite singular moet, indefinite plural mo, definite plural moa or moene)

  1. dust (e.g. sawdust)
  2. chaff (e.g. from hay)

References

  • "mo" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Believed to be from the noun moe.

Adjective

mo (neuter singular mo or mott, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. close, sultry

Etymology 2

From Old Norse moðr.

Alternative forms

Adjective

mo (neuter singular mo, definite singular and plural mo or moe)

  1. tired, weary

Etymology 3

From Old Norse mór ("moor").

Noun

mo m (definite singular moen, indefinite plural moar, definite plural moane)

  1. moor, heath
  2. (military) drill ground

Etymology 4

From Old Norse moð.

Alternative forms

Noun

mo n (definite singular moet, indefinite plural mo, definite plural moa)

  1. dust (e.g. sawdust)
  2. chaff (e.g. from hay)

References

  • "mo" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Occitan

Pronoun

mo m (feminine ma, masculine plural mos)

  1. my (possessive; belong to 'me')

Réunion Creole French

Etymology

From French mot ("word").

Noun

mo

  1. word

Samoan

Preposition

mo

  1. for

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish mo, mu.

Pronoun

mo

  1. my, mine

Usage notes

  • Lenites the following word.
    mo + baile =
    mo bhaile - my town
  • Takes the form m' before words beginning with a vowel:
    m' ainm - my name
    .

Swahili

Particle

mo

  1. "inside" locative class suffix, "inside" of a definite place indicator
    watu wamo chumba
    the people are inside the room

Inflection

See also

  • po: definite place indicator
  • ko: indefinite place indicator

Swedish

Noun

mo c

  1. sandy soil
  2. a sandy field, a moor, a heath

Declension

Declension of mo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mo mon moar moarna
Genitive mos mons moars moarnas
Derived terms

Anagrams


Tagalog

Pronunciation

Adjective

mo

  1. second person singular possessive adjective; your

Tuvaluan

Preposition

mo

  1. for

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Noun

mo o (?, ?)

  1. spathe of the areca tree

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse móðr ("emotion, anger,") from Proto-Germanic *m?daz, whence also English mood. Influenced by French mode, from Latin modus. In the sense 'anger' replaced by sinn. For the sense 'method' compare me n.

Pronunciation

Noun

mo n (definite singular mode or moe, plural mo)

  1. (singular only) Spirit, love of life, optimism.
  2. Way of behaving, mood.
    han hadd de mode
    he had that way
  3. Fashion.
  4. Method.

Related terms


Yao

Yao cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : mo

Etymology

Cognates include Swahili moja.

Numeral

mo

  1. one

Usage notes

This number follows a noun and takes the noun class characteristic prefix, e.g. libweta limo (one box). See the Yao language article on popflock.com resource for details on noun class prefixes.


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