mëllë

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Albanian[edit]

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From Proto-Albanian *melana ‘black’, from Proto-Indo-European *mel(H)-n- ‘dull black’ (compare Latvian męl̃ns ‘black’, Serbo-Croatian malina ‘raspberry’, Ancient Greek μέλαινα (mélaina) ‘black’). For sense development from ‘black’ to ‘grudge, resentment’, compare zi. Doublet of mullâ.

Noun[edit]

mëllë m (indefinite plural mëllënj, definite singular mëllëri)

  1. (Tosk) grudge, resentment
  2. bump or swelling caused by trauma
  3. knot, gnarl, knurl on a tree trunk
  4. (medicine) scrofula
  5. hard piece of bread or bread crust

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