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from late Latin mōtābilis (Vulg. Gen. i. 21), from Latin mōtāre, freq. of movēre (ppl. stem mōt-) to move
From: The Ladies' Companion
A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature
Volume XIV, Printed 1841
The English Family; Or, Who Are They?
A Sketch by the author of ''Lafitte,' The Quadroone.' etc. (Joseph Holt Ingraham)