Uncertain. Probably of Slavic origin, compare Proto-Slavic *mogyla (“sepulchral cairn”), or an expressive creation based on a root moc-. The word found in Slavic languages seems itself to be of foreign origin. It has been attempted to link it to a Gepid word, but this is unlikely. Compare also Albanian gamulë, and Romanian măgură.
movilă f (plural movile)