(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff, etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote ( Matthew 7:3-5 ; Luke 6:41 Luke 6:42 ).
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Mote". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .