Usage Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Scripts Молдова(Bulgarian, Ukrainian) მოლდოვა(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. mawl-DO-və(American English, British English) MAWL-də-və(British English) MAWL-DAW-VAH(Georgian) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From the name of the Moldova River in eastern Romania, which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Slavic mold- meaning "spruce, fir" or *moldu meaning "tender, soft, young", from Old German molde meaning "open-pit mine", or Gothic Mulda meaning "dust, dirt". This is the name of a country in Eastern Europe.