mollir etymology

French word mollir comes from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus

Detailed word origin of mollir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(h₂)moldus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mollis Latin (lat) (New Latin) Used as a species epithet.. Mild, tender. Pliant, flexible, supple. Soft, delicate to the touch. Tender, weak.
mol Old French (fro)
mol Middle French (frm)
mou French (fra) Lungs, lights (of a slaughtered animal) (informal) pansy, spineless. Soft, pliable.
mollir French (fra) (intransitive, rare) to ease off or die down; to relent, abate, give way. (intransitive, rare) to mollify, become soft.