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to make moles (animals)

Usage notes

Originally referring to the European mole, Talpa europaea, the word is now used for species from other world regions as well.


poststem from singular of
NLem Odl‑a
LMLem Òdl‑ar, nominalisation of
MLem OUdl‑a ‘dig’
Ghe öitˡ‑a /œ͜ɪdˡa/

The singular poststem is based on the assumption that moles are solitary animals.

This word replaced MLem dzingswivyr ‘mole; mole hill’, lit. ‘earth thrower’ (a cognate of the first component of djingmesrà. and of swàv.).