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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Abbreviation of month.

Abbreviation

mo (plural mos)

  1. month

Etymology 2

Shortening of moment.

Noun

Singular
mo

Plural
-

mo (-)
  1. moment
    "Hang on a mo!"

Etymology 3

Shortening of homo, itself a short form of homosexual.

Noun

Singular
mo

Plural
{{{1}}}

mo ({{{1}}})
  1. a homosexual

Amanab

Noun

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Irish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

mo

  1. my

Related terms

  • m' (form used before a vowel sound)

Usage notes

Triggers lenition of a following noun.


Japanese

Particle

mo

  1. : too, also, so

Korean

Noun

mo (hangul: )

  1. protrusion
  2. corner
  3. angle
  4. aspect

Derived terms

Related terms


Lojban

Cmavo

mo

  1. used as the selbri, the word indicates asking for the selbri.
do mo
What are you? or What are you doing?
le cukta mo le karce
How are the book and the car related?

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

mo (form of mo0 or mo5)

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .
  2. : interrogative particle; repetition of a tune small; tender
  3. : an interrogative particle
  4. , : interrogative final particle; insignificant, small, tiny

Usage notes

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


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Old Irish mo, mu

Pronoun

mo

  1. my, mine

Usage notes

mo + baile = mo bhaile (my town)
  • Takes the form m' before words beginning with a vowel, as, m' ainm (my name).

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