mălai

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See also: malai, malaí, málaí, Mǎlái, and mal aí

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly 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 n (plural mălaie)

  1. cornflour (U.S.), maize flour (British)
  2. any cereal
  3. Romanian cornbread
  4. (botany) hairy woodrush (Luzula pilosa)
  5. (botany) field woodrush (Luzula campestris)
  6. (archaic, Moldavia, Transylvania) millet

Synonyms[edit]

  • (millet): mei

See also[edit]