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Why moth so called? Where did the word "mole"?

The word "mole" means "a small insect". Related words "grind", "Maly", "small" and imagine, " "chalk"! In all Slavic languages the word "chalk" means something small. Chalk too, crumble in our hands, that is grind.

Really mol this small? Judge for yourself: the size of a butterfly moth 4-6 mm, wingspan - 20-22 mm.

A mole
A mole


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2011-12-18 15:21:26
The word "mole" comes from the Latin word "moles" refers to the quantity, weight or countable set.
2011-12-17 11:19:15
Then the question becomes, is another "mole"? The unit of measurement in chemistry?
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