See also: MOLLE, Mollé, mollë, mölle, mølle, and Molle

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See moll.

AdjectiveEdit

molle (not comparable)

  1. (music, obsolete) flat; lowered by a semitone
    B molle
    E molle

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for molle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

molle

  1. feminine singular of mou

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from translingual Molle, and later through French who have travelled South America from Spanish and as well Quechua directly, which backcrossed its meaning to the specific species used by the Incas.

NounEdit

molle m (plural molles)

  1. pepper tree (Schinus gen. et spp., and especially the Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle))

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin mollis, mollem, from earlier *molduis, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus (soft, weak), from *mel- (soft, weak, tender).

AdjectiveEdit

molle (plural molli)

  1. soft
  2. flabby
  3. weak, feeble
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

molle f

  1. plural of molla
  2. tongs, fire tongs

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mollis (soft).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

molle n (genitive mollis); third declension

  1. softness, smoothness

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative molle mollia
Genitive mollis mollium
Dative mollī mollibus
Accusative molle mollia
Ablative mollī mollibus
Vocative molle mollia

AdjectiveEdit

molle

  1. nominative neuter singular of mollis
  2. accusative neuter singular of mollis
  3. vocative neuter singular of mollis

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *mulaz, *mulhaz, either through an unattested Old English *mol or as a borrowing from Middle Dutch mol, molle.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

molle (plural molles)

  1. mole (Talpa europea)
    Synonyms: moldewarpe, wont
DescendantsEdit
  • English: mole
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French mol or its etymon Latin mollis.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

molle (uncountable)

  1. rubbish, refuse
  2. dirt, grit
  3. (figuratively) trappings of mortality
DescendantsEdit
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NormanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

molle

  1. feminine singular of mo

Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmolle/

VerbEdit

molle

  1. inflection of mollat:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Quechua molli, mulli meaning that tree.

NounEdit

molle m (plural molles)

  1. pepper tree (Schinus gen. et spp., and especially the Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle))
    Synonym: huingán

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