μέλισσα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Potentially from *μελίλιχια (*melílikhia), from Proto-Indo-European *mélit (honey) + *leyǵʰ- (lick). Compare Sanskrit मधुलिह् (madhulih).

Alternatively from Proto-Hellenic *meliťťa, equivalent to μέλι(τ)- (méli(t)-) +‎ -ια (-ia).

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μέλισσᾰ (mélissaf (genitive μελίσσης); first declension

  1. a bee
  2. (poetic) honey
  3. poet (from their culling of sweet things from nature)
  4. the priestess at Delphi
  5. (Neoplatonist philosophy) any pure being

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέλισσα (mélissa).

Noun[edit]

μέλισσα (mélissaf (plural μέλισσες)

  1. bee

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