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Yes. The word moly is a Scrabble US word. The word moly is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word moly is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

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Valid words made from Moly

You can make 14 words from 'moly' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'moly'

MOLY 9MOYL 9

3 letters words from 'moly'

LOY 6LYM 8
MOL 5MOY 8
OLM 5YOM 8

2 letters words from 'moly'

LO 2MO 4
MY 7OM 4
OY 5YO 5

All 4 letters words made out of moly

moly omly mloy lmoy olmy lomy moyl omyl myol ymol oyml yoml mlyo lmyo mylo ymlo lymo ylmo olym loym oylm yolm lyom ylom

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word moly. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in moly.

Definitions and meaning of moly

moly

Etymology 1

From Latin mōly, from Ancient Greek μῶλυ (môlu) (probably a loanword).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊli/
  • Rhymes: -əʊli

Noun

moly (countable and uncountable, plural molies)

  1. A magic herb or plant used by Odysseus to overcome Circe.
    • 1980, Walter Shrewing, trans. Homer, The Odyssey, Oxford 1998, p.120:
      So spoke the Radiant One; then gave me the magic herb, pulling it from the ground and showing me in what form it grew; its root was black, its flower milk-white. Its name among the gods is moly.
  2. Any plant associated with the mythological moly, especially the European allium, Allium moly.

Etymology 2

Clipping of molybdenum.

Noun

moly (uncountable)

  1. (informal) molybdenum
  2. (slang) molybdenum grease

Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowed from a Slavic language. Compare Czech mol and Slovak moľ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈmoj]
  • Hyphenation: moly
  • Rhymes: -oj

Noun

moly (plural molyok)

  1. moth (a usually nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae)

Declension

Derived terms

See also

  • lepke
  • pillangó
  • Appendix:Hungarian words with ly

References

Further reading

  • moly in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Latin

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek μῶλυ (môlu), which was most likely a loanword.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmoː.ly/, [ˈmoː.lʲʏ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈmo.li/, [ˈmɔː.li]

Noun

mōly n (genitive mōlyos); third declension

  1. A magic herb used by Odysseus to ward him from the spells of Circe.
  2. A plant comparable with the mythological moly, especially the European allium, Allium moly.

Declension

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, normal variant, neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Descendants

  • English: moly

References

  • moly in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • moly in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • moly in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • moly in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 990

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a magical herb given by Hermes to Odysseus against the charms of Circe; a species of wild onion.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)