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English word mole comes from Proto-Germanic *mēlą, Proto-Germanic *maþlą (Agreement. Gathering. Legal case. Speech.), Proto-Indo-European *mel-.

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Mole detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mēlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Measure, measurement. Point in time, period of time. Time for eating, meal. Time, occasion.
*maþlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Agreement. Gathering. Legal case. Speech.
*mel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) honey, to grind, bad, wrong, dark, red, dirty, dark, red color; dirty
*mailą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spot, mark, blemish.
mál Old Norse (non) Meal, mealtime. Measurement, size. Time (legal) cause. Language. Matter, affair. Speech A work of art inlaid in metal, especially on weapons.
mǣl Old English (ang)
mool Middle English (enm)
mole English (eng) A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus, slightly raised, and sometimes hairy.

Words with the same origin as mole

Descendants of *mēlą
blackmail email mail mailbox mailed mailman male meal wad
Descendants of *mel-
evils mal malfunction malice malicious manual mild mill miller mold mortar muy oatmeal poison windmill