Mehl

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mel (genitive melwes), from Old High German melo, from Proto-Germanic *melwą. Cognate with Dutch meel, English meal (flour).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːl/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Mail (according to one pronunciation of this word)

Noun[edit]

Mehl n (genitive Mehls or Mehles, plural Mehle)

  1. flour; meal (ground cereal)
  2. powder; dust (any result of grinding)
    Synonym: Pulver (more common)
    Sägemehlsawdust
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Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mehl” in Duden online
  • Mehl” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mel, from Old High German melo, from Proto-West Germanic *melu, from Proto-Germanic *melwą. Cognate with German Mehl, Dutch meel, English meal (etymology 2).

Noun[edit]

Mehl n

  1. flour, meal

Derived terms[edit]