Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Must.
  • To be able; may; must. See mow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete pl. of mow, may.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive, obsolete To be able to; may; must.

Etymologies

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From Middle English mown, mowen, from Old English magon, plural present indicative of magan ("to be able to, may"). More at mow, may.

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