μελία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Likely from Proto-Indo-European *mélit.

The old comparison with Lithuanian smelùs (sand colored) starts from the grey color of the wood. Perhaps the word is Pre-Greek, in view of the various forms in "-ινος".

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μελίᾱ (melíāf (genitive μελίᾱς); first declension

  1. manna ash (Fraxinus ornus)
  2. ashen spear

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: μελιά (meliá)

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