Via Middle English molde and Old French modle, from Latin modulus.
From Middle English mowlde, noun use and alteration of mowled, past participle of moulen, mawlen, from Old Norse mygla (compare dialectal Danish mugle), from Proto-Germanic *muglōną, diminutive and denominative of *mukiz (compare Old Norse myki, mykr), from Proto-Indo-European *mewk- ("slick, soft"). More at muck and meek.
From Old English molde. Cognate with Old High German molta, Old Norse mold and Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌻𐌳𐌰.
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