moles

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See also: molés, môles, and Moles

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

moles

  1. plural of mole

Anagrams[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

moles

  1. plural of mola

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

moles c

  1. indefinite genitive singular of mole

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

moles f

  1. plural of mole

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₃- (to exert). Cognate with Ancient Greek μῶλος (môlos) and German mühen. See also Latin mōs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōlēs f (genitive mōlis); third declension

  1. multitude, mass (of material)
    Synonyms: multitūdō, frequentia, cōpia, ūbertās, nūbēs
  2. (by extension) size
  3. rock, boulder, cliff, ridge, outcrop, knoll
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 5.149-152:
      est mōlēs nātīva locō rēs nōmina fēcit:
      appellant Saxum; pars bona montis eā est.
      huic Remus īnstiterat frūstrā, quō tempore frātrī
      prīma Palātīnae signa dedistis avēs.
      There is a ridge, that which gave natural names to the place: they call it the Rock; it forms a good part of the [Aventine] Hill. To this [place] Remus had uselessly embarked, at which time you, birds of the Palatine, gave foremost omens to his brother, [Romulus].
      (See Aventine Hill.)
  4. heap, pile
    Synonyms: cumulus, massa, acervus
  5. (military) war machine
  6. weight, burden, heaviness
    Synonyms: onus, pondus, gravitās
  7. strife, endeavour, effort
    Synonyms: cōnātus, studium, opus, opera, labor, cūra, intēnsiō, pulvis
  8. difficulty, labor, trouble
    Synonyms: difficultās, īnfortūnium, cūra
  9. fortification, wall, rampart
    Synonyms: munitio, praesidium
  10. mass of soldiers, a large army
  11. mole, pier, jetty

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mōlēs mōlēs
Genitive mōlis mōlium
Dative mōlī mōlibus
Accusative mōlem mōlēs
mōlīs
Ablative mōle mōlibus
Vocative mōlēs mōlēs

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: mola
  • English: mole
  • Ancient Greek: μόλος (mólos)
  • Italian: mole
  • Portuguese: mole,

References[edit]

  • moles”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • moles”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • moles in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • moles in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • moles in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Dizionario Latino, Olivetti

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

moles

  1. masculine/feminine plural of mole

Noun[edit]

moles m

  1. plural of mol

Noun[edit]

moles f

  1. plural of mole

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

moles m pl or f pl

  1. plural of mole

Noun[edit]

moles m pl

  1. plural of mol
  2. plural of mole

Verb[edit]

moles

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive of molar