The German word Mut has the meaning courage, boldness, bravery:
Er bewies Mut und nahm die Herausforderung an.
He showed courage and accepted the challenge.
But it also can mean mood:
Frohen Mutes machte er sich auf die Reise.
He embarked on the journey in a happy mood.
You find the second meaning even more often in compound nouns:
- Sanftmut = meekness
- Schwermut = gloom
- Edelmut = generosity
Adjectives, that are derived from words of this second meaning end in »∙mütig«:
sanftmütig, schwermütig, edelmütig, gutmütig, demütig, wehmütig
Adjectives, that are derived from the courage-meaning end in »∙mutig«:
mutig, wagemutig, todesmutig, kampfesmutig
But there are also two exceptions:
- Anmut = grace, charm; anmutig = graceful, charming
- Missmut = displeasure; missmutig = morose, grumpy
anmütig and missmütig do not exist)