Mot

Definition of Mot

Pronunciation: mǒt; mô, def. 2
v.1.May; must; might.
[Sing. pres. ind. Mot, Mote, Moot (mōt), pl. Mot, Mote, Moote, pres. subj. Mote; imp. Moste.]
He moot as well say one word as another
- Chaucer.
The wordes mote be cousin to the deed.
- Chaucer.
Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres.
- Chaucer.
So mote it be
so be it; amen; - a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons.
n.1.A word; hence, a motto; a device.
Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar.
- Shak.
2.A pithy or witty saying; a witticism.
Here and there turns up a . . . savage mot.
- N. Brit. Rev.
3.A note or brief strain on a bugle.

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