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moity

[moi-tee] /ˈmɔɪ ti/
adjective, moitier, moitiest.
1.
full of moits.
Also, motey.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; moit + -y1

mote1

[moht] /moʊt/
noun
1.
a small particle or speck, especially of dust.
2.
moit.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English, Old English mot speck; cognate with Dutch mot grit, sawdust, Norwegian mutt speck
Related forms
motey, adjective
Can be confused
moat, mote.
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British Dictionary definitions for motey

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 motey

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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motey 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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