μῆλον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Seems to be a Pre-Greek Mediterranean borrowing, compare Hittite [script needed] (mahla, grape).

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Noun[edit]

μῆλον (mêlon) (genitive μήλου) n, second declension

  1. apple
  2. any fruit from a tree
  3. (figuratively, in the plural) a woman's breast
  4. (in the plural) cheeks
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. Compare Old Irish mil (small animal), Dutch maal (young cow), Old Church Slavonic малъ (malŭ), and Old English smæl (English small).

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Noun[edit]

μῆλον (mêlon) (genitive μήλου) n, second declension

  1. sheep
  2. goat
  3. beast
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