moliebantur
form analysis and translation based on Perseus (Version 2010):
3 P IMP IND PASS
molior V  to make exertion, exert oneself, endeavor, struggle, strive, toil
Helmut Schmid's TreeTagger with Latin data by Gabriele Brandolini: molior V:IND
Georges, Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, 8. Aufl. (1913)
mōlior, ītus sum, īrī (moles), I) v. tr. durch angewandte Kraft in Bewegung setzen, von der Stelle-, vom Flecke bewegen, -rühren, fortbewegen, fortschaffen, fortschleudern usw., A) im allg.: a) v. lebl. Objj.: clauda et inhabilia navigia languide, Curt.: maiora onera postremis pedibus, von den Ameisen, (show full text)
Lewis & Short, A latin dictionary (1879)
molior, mōlĭor, ītus, 4 (inf. molirier for moliri, Lucr. 5, 934), v. dep. n. and a. [moles]. Neutr. To set one's self or one's powers in motion, to make exertions, exert one's self, to endeavor, struggle, strive, toil, etc. (rare but class.; syn.: conor, nitor): viden (show full text)
Gaffiot, Dictionnaire latin-français (2016, ex 1934), merci à G. Gréco, M. De Wilde, B. Maréchal, K. Ôkubo!
molior mōlĭor, ītus sum, īrī (moles), tr., 1 mettre en mouvement, déplacer : montes sua sede Liv. 9, 3, 3, déplacer des montagnes ; corpora ex somno Liv. 36, 24, 3, s'arracher au sommeil ; ancoras Liv. 28, 17, 15, lever l'ancre ; manibus (show full text)
Дворецкий И.Х., Отличный латинско-русский словарь (1976)
molior molior, itus sum, iri [moles] 1) (с усилием) приводить в движение, сдвигать с места (navigia QC; montes sede sua L): nervos m. Ap перебирать струны || поднимать (ancoram L); вырывать (truncos arborum QC); подрывать (fundamenta ab imo QC); взламывать (portam L; clausum aditum domus QC); (show full text)
DuCange, Glossarium mediae et infimae latinitatis (1883-7)
MOLIOR, (MOLIRI) in significatione passiva, Strui. Annal. Metens. ad ann. 869. tom. 7. Collect. Histor. Franc. pag. 197: Formidans ne forte insidiae sibi a Caroli fautoribus Molirentur, etc. Si Molitum est, pro Si factum est, in synod. apud Vermer. ann. 853. ibid. pag. 612.
MOLIOR, (MOLIRI) Vide in Molendinum.