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You are viewing the etymology of mole meaning: (Noun) (nautical) A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water.. (rare) A haven or harbour, protected with such a breakwater.(nautical) A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water.. (rare) A haven or harbour, protected with such a breakwater.. You may also see other English etymologies of mole.
English word mole comes from Proto-Indo-European *meh₃-, and later Latin moles (Heap, pile. Mass (of material). Mole, jetty. Rock, boulder.).

Mole etymology ?

Mole detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*meh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
moles Latin (lat) Heap, pile. Mass (of material). Mole, jetty. Rock, boulder.
μόλος Ancient Greek (grc)
molo Italian (ita) Jetty, pier, mole, quay, dock.
môle French (fra) Mole (in pregnancy). Sunfish Breakwater, mole.
mole English (eng) (nautical) A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water.. (rare) A haven or harbour, protected with such a breakwater.

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Descendants of *meh₃-
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