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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *mōtā. Cognate with Old Saxon mōtan (Dutch moeten), Old High German muozan (German müssen), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐍉𐍄𐌰𐌽.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmoːtɑn/

Verb

mōtan (preterite-present: 3 singular present mōt, present plural mōton, preterite singular mōste)

  1. to be able; may
  2. must, have to

Conjugation

Preterite-present
present singular plural
1st person mōt mōton
2nd person mōst
3rd person mōt
subjunctive mōte mōten
preterite singular plural
1st person mōste mōston
2nd person mōstest
3rd person mōste
subjunctive mōste mōsten
imperative singular plural
mōte mōtaþ
participle present past
mōtende (ġe)mōten


Descendants


Romanian

Etymology

Substratum word

Noun

motan m. (plural motani)

  1. a male cat, e.g., a tomcat.
  2. (epithet given to) a person who is uncommunicative, secretive, hypocritical.

Declension


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