From Middle High German muolter, multer, mulde, from Old High German muoltra, mulda, from Latin mulctra (“milking pail”). The modern form with -d- and without final -r- is Central and Low German; compare also German molde, molle.
Mulde f (genitive Mulde, plural Mulden)
- hollow (lowered area on a surface)
- (geography) hollow; depression
- shallow container; trough
- (technical) a container of the size of a truck which serves for transporting rubbish out of an unkempt dwelling or detritus in mining and the like