mollera, mojera

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I was talking to my mother in law, born in 1918 in Wagon Mound, NM and she used the word "mollera, mojera'''" and she said it meant the soft spot on the skull of a new born. I am unsure of the spelling and would like to know if any one else has heard this word or if there is another word meaning the same thing. Being from NM there are some Old World Spanish words that are used in NM but may not be used in all Spanish speaking areas of the world. This word may be used by the Castillans of Spain only. Any info would be interesting

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updated MAR 4, 2008
posted by Mario

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muelle also has other following meanings
colchon de muelles - springs in a mattress
muelle helicoidal - coil spring
muelle real - mainspring
muelle - wharf or quay
muelle de atraque - mooring quay
muelle de carga - loading bay

updated MAR 4, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Thanks for the actual definition. Where did you find it? Do you you which spring muelle means, prima vera(season), ojo (water), or car spring, sospanda or is it some other meaning of spring. I have heard a couple of other words and I am curious of their origin and would like to look them up.

updated MAR 3, 2008
posted by Mario
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cristobal
you need to start a new discussion

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Eddy
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can anyone translate "I have to broken ribs" ? Thanks

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by cristobal2
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mollera.

(De muelle1 y -era).

  1. f. Parte más alta del casco de la cabeza, junto a la comisura coronal.

This is the definition, and it actually states just what your mother in law said.

The origin of this word is muelle, spring

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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MOJERA
as a matter of interest, this is a "whitebeam", a rosaceous tree having red berries and leaves with a white downy under-side.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Eddy
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i believe mollera can also mean brains or sense in certain instances
tener buena mollera - to have brains, to be brainy
no les cabe en la mollera - they can't get their heads around it

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Eddy
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This is the crown of the head. Corona is the crown that the king and queen wear.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Cherry
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Thanks for your interest. It is interesting that the root of the word may come from a word meaning crown.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Mario
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I think the word is mollera- it is the crown

updated FEB 28, 2008
posted by Cherry