mou etymology

French word mou comes from Proto-Indo-European *mol(w)ə-

Detailed word origin of mou

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(h₂)ml̥dus 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)
mou French (fra) (informal) pansy, spineless. Soft, pliable Lungs, lights (of a slaughtered animal).