By itself, der Mut means courage. But there are countless useful compounds where this doesn't really fit. Today, we'll find out all about that cool family.
der Mut, -mut, übermütig, gutmütig, Unmut, Demut,Armut, vermuten
This root is not 100% certain and it is only mentioned in German sources, but not in English ones.
The core idea of the root (if it existed) was something along the lines of:
being string willed, striving towards
It is thought to be the origin of the Latin mōs, which was a strong custom or will, and which is the origin of moral.
The other likely English relative is mood.