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  • n. A mole, Talpa europea.


From Middle English moldwarp, moldewarp, moldewerp, (also molwarpe, molewarpe), from Old English *moldeweorpe, ("mole"; literally "earth-thrower"; compare Old English wandeweorpe ("mole")), from Proto-Germanic *muldawurpiz (“earth-thrower, mole”), equivalent to mould +‎ warp. Cognate with Scots malwart, modewarp ("mole"), Dutch molworp ("mole"), Low German mulworp, molworm ("mole"), German Maulwurf ("mole"), Danish muldvarp ("mole"), Swedish mullvad ("mole"), Icelandic moldvarpa ("mole"). (Wiktionary)


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