mollis

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

mollis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mollir
  2. second-person singular present indicative of mollir
  3. first-person singular past historic of mollir
  4. second-person singular past historic of mollir
  5. second-person singular imperative of mollir

Participle[edit]

mollis

  1. masculine plural of the past participle of mollir

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *molduis, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus ‎(soft, weak), from Proto-Indo-European *mel- ‎(soft, weak, tender). Cognates include Latin mola, blandus, mortārium, Old Prussian maldai ‎(boys), Old Church Slavonic младъ ‎(mladŭ, young), Sanskrit मृदु ‎(mṛdú, soft, mild, weak), Old Armenian մեղկ ‎(mełk, soft, weak), Ancient Greek βλαδύς ‎(bladús, weak) and ἀμαλδύνω ‎(amaldúnō, to weaken, destroy). More at mild.

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Adjective[edit]

mollis m, f ‎(neuter molle); third declension

  1. soft, delicate to the touch
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Matthaeus.11.8
      sed quid existis videre hominem mollibus vestitum ecce qui mollibus vestiuntur in domibus regum sunt
      But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
  2. pliant, flexible, supple
  3. mild, tender
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbia.15.1
      responsio mollis frangit iram sermo durus suscitat furorem
      A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
  4. tender, weak
  5. (New Latin) Used as a species epithet.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative mollis molle mollēs mollia
genitive mollis mollium
dative mollī mollibus
accusative mollem molle mollēs mollia
ablative mollī mollibus
vocative mollis molle mollēs mollia

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