molde, f.n: mould, dust, sand, earth; ground, land; earth (the dwelling place of humans). (MOLL-duh / ˈmɔl-də)

(And yes, people knew that the earth was round in the medieval period and antiquity.)

Medieval manuscript image of God creating the earth, with a compass and scales in one hand and two rods extending from his mouth; the earth is depicted as two concentric circles with waves and a haloed bird.
Tiberius Psalter; England (Winchester), mid-11th century; British Library, Cotton MS Tiberius C VI, f. 7v. []

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