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[moht] /moʊt/
verb, past moste
[mohst] /moʊst/ (Show IPA).
Archaic.
1.
may or might.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English mot(e), Old English mōt; cognate with German muss. See must1
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British Dictionary definitions for moste

mote1

/məʊt/
noun
1.
a tiny speck
Word Origin
Old English mot; compare Middle Dutch mot grit, Norwegian mutt speck

mote2

/məʊt/
verb (past) moste (məʊst)
1.
(takes an infinitive without to) (archaic) may or might
Word Origin
Old English mōt, first person singular present tense of mōtan to be allowed
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Word Origin and History for moste

mote

n.

"particle of dust," Old English mot, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Dutch mot "dust from turf, sawdust, grit," Norwegian mutt "speck, mote, splinter, chip." Many references are to Matt. vii:3.

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moste in the Bible

(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff, etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote (Matt. 7:3-5; Luke 6:41, 42).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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