μέλιττα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *μελίλιχια, from Proto-Indo-European *melit(honey) (whence μέλι(méli, honey)) + Proto-Indo-European *leiǵh-(lick) (whence λείχω(leíkhō, I lick)). Compare Sanskrit मधुलिह्(madhulih).

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Noun[edit]

μέλιττα ‎(mélittaf ‎(genitive μελίττης); first declension

  1. a bee
  2. (poetic) honey

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