mălai

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See also: malai, malaí, and málaí

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Late Dacian *mellája, from Dacian *melwá-ja, from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂-wo-yo- (consisting of flour), from *melh₂-wo- (flour), from *melh₂- (to grind). Compare Albanian miell. Other theories include Latin amylum + the suffix -alium.

Noun[edit]

mălai

  1. corn flour, maize flour
  2. (Grains) any cereal
  3. corn flour (U.S.), maize flour (British)
  4. Romanian cornbread
  5. (botany) hairy woodrush Luzula pilosa
  6. (botany) field woodrush Luzula campestris
  7. (archaic) (Moldovan, Transylvanian) millet

Synonyms[edit]

  • (millet): mei