μῆλον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Seems to be a Pre-Greek Mediterranean borrowing, compare Hittite [script needed](mahla, grape).

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Noun[edit]

μῆλον ‎(mêlonn ‎(genitive μήλου); second declension

  1. apple
  2. any fruit from a tree
  3. (figuratively, in the plural) a woman's breast
  4. (in the plural) cheeks
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. Compare Old Irish mil(small animal), Dutch maal(young cow), Old Church Slavonic малъ(malŭ), and Old English smæl (English small).

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Noun[edit]

μῆλον ‎(mêlonn ‎(genitive μήλου); second declension

  1. sheep
  2. goat
  3. beast
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References[edit]

  • μῆλον (Α) in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μῆλον (Β) in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μῆλον in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • μῆλον in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «μῆλον» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • μῆλον in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «μῆλον» in Trapp, Erich, et al. (1994–2007) Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität besonders des 9.-12. Jahrhunderts [the Lexicon of Byzantine Hellenism, Particularly the 9th-12th Centuries], Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill