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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bon mot, mot(noun)

    a clever remark

  2. MOT, MOT test, Ministry of Transportation test(noun)

    a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes


  1. mot(Noun)

    A girl, woman or girlfriend, particularly in the Dublin area.

  2. Mot(ProperNoun)

    Canaanite god of death and the underworld.

  3. MOT(Noun)

    Ministry of Transport test; an annual test of roadworthiness for British cars over three years old.

    I canu2019t drive over this week, the car is in for its MOT.

  4. MOT(Noun)

    management of technology.

  5. Origin: mōtan. Cognate with Old High German muot, Old Norse mót (Swedish möte).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mot

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  3. Mot

    may; must; might

  4. Mot(noun)

    a word; hence, a motto; a device

  5. Mot(noun)

    a pithy or witty saying; a witticism

  6. Mot(noun)

    a note or brief strain on a bugle

  7. Origin: [See Must, v.]


  1. Mot

    In Ugaritic Mot 'Death' is personified as a god of death. The word is cognate with forms meaning 'death' in other Semitic and Afro-Asiatic languages: with Arabic موت mawt; with Hebrew מות; with Maltese mewt; with Syriac mautā; with Ge'ez mot; with Canaanite, Egyptian, Berber, Aramaic, Nabataean, and Palmyrene מות; with Jewish Aramaic, Christian Palestinian Aramaic, and Samaritan מותא; with Mandaean muta; with Akkadian mūtu; with Hausa mutuwa; and with Angas mut. The name of the god, in its abstract meaning of death, survives use in the English language in the game of chess, "mate". Mot 'Death', son of 'El, according to instructions given by the god Hadad to his messengers, lives in a city named hmry, a pit is his throne, and Filth is the land of her heritage. But Ba‘al warns them: that you not come near to divine Death, lest he made you like a lamb in his mouth, you both be carried away like a kid in the breach of his windpipe. Hadad seems to be urging that Mot come to his feast and submit himself to Hadad. Death sends back a message that his appetite is that of lions in the wilderness, like the longing of dolphins in the sea and he threatens to devour Ba‘al himself. In a subsequent passage Death seemingly makes good his threat, or at least is deceived into believing he has slain Ba‘al. Numerous gaps in the text make this portion of the tale obscure. Then Ba‘al/Hadad's sister, the warrior goddess ‘Anat, comes upon Mot, seizes him, splits him with a blade, winnows him in a sieve, burns him in a fire, grinds him between mill-stones and throws what remains on the field for the birds to devour.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mot

    mō, n. a pithy or witty saying.—Mot d'ordre, word of command. [Fr.]

  2. Mot

    mot, n. a note on the bugle, &c., or its mark in musical notation. [Fr.,—L. muttum, a murmur.]

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  1. tom, Tom


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOT in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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