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Moles were small black animals, apparently well-known to the people of Gondolin. Maeglin adopted it as the symbol of the House of the Mole.[1]

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As the word mole has several meanings in English, it can be difficult to know if an Elvish word refers to the animal. In any case, some names are given: Qenya noldare, nolpa ("a mole"); Gnomish dolfa, dolmeg ("a mole"), and meg ("any small animal, especially mole").[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), pp. 30, 57