- The European mole (talpa europaea).
- An underhand person; a sneak, a plotter, a spy.
Richard Burton prescribed other associative literary traits on the moldiwarp in his epic The Anatomy of Melancholy:
Be silent then, rest satisfied, desine, intuensque in aliorum infortunia solare mentem, comfort thyself with other men’s misfortunes, and, as the moldiwarp in Aesop told the fox, complaining for want of a tail, and the rest of his companions, Tacete, quando me oculis captum videtis, you complain of toys, but I am blind, be quiet; I say to thee, be thou satisfied
Can a name for an animal be an onomatopoeia ?