Hypertext Webster Gateway: "moste"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Moste \Mos"te\, obs.
imp. of {Mote}. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mot \Mot\ (m[=o]t), v. [Sing. pres. ind. {Mot}, {Mote}, {Moot}
(m[=o]t), pl. {Mot}, {Mote}, {Moote}, pres. subj. {Mote};
imp. {Moste}.] [See {Must}, v.] [Obs.]
May; must; might.

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.

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