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MOTE, in folkmote, etc. signifies a meeting.

MOTE, noun A small particle; any thing proverbially small; a spot.

Why beholdest thou the mote in thy brother's eye? Matthew 7:3.

The little motes in the sun do ever stir, though there is no wind.

MOTE, for mought, might or must, obsolete.