μέλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (limb). Compare Breton mell, Cornish mal, which are from Proto-Celtic *melsā. Compare μέρος (méros).

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Noun[edit]

μέλος (mélosn (genitive μέλους or μέλεος); third declension

  1. part of a body, limb, member, part
    Synonyms: κῶλον (kôlon), ῥέθος (rhéthos)
  2. part of a group, member
  3. song, strain
  4. tune
  5. melody

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

μέλος (mélosn (plural μέλη)

  1. member (of organisation, group, etc)
  2. (anatomy) limb, body member

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