mulier etymology

Latin word mulier comes from Proto-Indo-European *mol(w)ə-

Detailed word origin of mulier

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, mill
*(h₂)ml̥dus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*molduis Latin (lat)
mulier Latin (lat) (figuratively) a coward, poltroon. A wife. A woman, female.