melis

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Romanization[edit]

mēlis

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌻𐌹𐍃

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the same stem as Latvian meli (lie, untruth) (q.v.), made into a 2nd-declension masculine noun.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

melis m (2nd declension, feminine form: mele)

  1. (male) liar, deceiver (someone who tells lies, who deceives others)
    meļu, blēžu un krāpnieku banda — a gang of liars, swindlers, and cheats
    atmaskot meli — to unmask a liar
    par Rabaru teica: tas esot tāds melis, ka pašu vilku varot izmelot no meža lauka — about Rabars they said: he is such a liar, he could even convince a wolf to come out of the woods

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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