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  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



  1. masculine plural of the past participle of mollir



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.



mollis (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.


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



Derived terms[edit]



  • mollis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mollis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mollis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mollis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette