Mele

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See also: mele, melé, mêle, melē, mēle, mêlé, and mēlē

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Mary. Identical with the Hawaiian word mele (chant, song).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈme.le/, [ˈmɛlɛ]

Proper noun[edit]

Mele

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 186
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Mele occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name of 87 women and 1 man.