meli

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See also: měli, mēli, melī, meļi, and mēļi

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek μέλι (méli). Coined by missionaries for the 1839 translation of the Bible.

Noun[edit]

meli

  1. honey
    • 1839 Ka Baibala: Lunakanawai 14:8 (tr. Authorized Version of the Bible, Judges 14:8):
      A mahope iho hoi mai la ia e lawe ia ia, kipa ae la ia e nana i ke kino o ka liona, aia hoi, he poe nalomeli, a me ka meli pu maloko o ke kino o ua liona la.
      And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.
  2. bee

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

meli m

  1. plural form of melo

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See melis.

Noun[edit]

meli m

  1. vocative singular form of melis
  2. accusative singular form of melis
  3. instrumental singular form of melis

Etymology 2[edit]

See mele.

Noun[edit]

meli f

  1. accusative singular form of mele
  2. instrumental singular form of mele

Etymology 3[edit]

Nominal derived from an old (unattested) verb *melt, from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (to grind, to crush, to pound). The semantic evolution was probably: “something ground, crushed (to small pieces)” > “(unimportant) blabber, gossip” (a meaning attested for the verb malt in some contexts; compare also Russian молоть (molót', to grind; to babble, to gossip)) > “lie, untruth.” Cognates include Lithuanian melúoti (to lie, to gossip), mẽlas, dialectal mãlas, Russian мел (mel, chalk), мелкий (mélkyj, fine, small, petty), German Mehl (flour), Middle Irish mell (error, delusion), Ancient Greek μέλεος (méleos, futile, superfluous, useless), Tocharian A smale (lie, untruth).[1]

Noun[edit]

meli m (1st declension)

  1. lie, falsehood, untruth
    nevainīgi meli — an innocent lie, a fib
    skaidri meli — a clear, obvious lie
    balti, salti meli — an outrageous (lit. white, frosty) lie
    izgudrot, stāstīt melus — to invent, to tell lies
    atklāt melus — to detect, to reveal a lie
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References[edit]

  1. ^ “melot” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Mapudungun[edit]

Mapudungun cardinal numbers
3 4 5
    Cardinal : meli
    Ordinal : ?

Numeral[edit]

meli (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. (cardinal) four

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mellis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛli/
  • Hyphenation: mè‧li

Noun[edit]

meli m

  1. honey

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

meli (needs class)

  1. ship

Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tocharian A malañ.

Noun[edit]

meli

  1. (plural only) nose