- full of moits.
Also mot·ey [moh-tee] /ˈmoʊ ti/.
Origin of moity
- a small particle or speck, especially of dust.
Origin of mote1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English mot speck; cognate with Dutch mot grit, sawdust, Norwegian mutt speck
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- a tiny speck
Old English mot; compare Middle Dutch mot grit, Norwegian mutt speck
- (takes an infinitive without to) archaic may or might
Old English mōt, first person singular present tense of mōtan to be allowed
Word Origin and History for motey
"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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