malle

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See also: Malle and mallé

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

malle (plural malles)

  1. A heavy hammer or beetle, often made of wood or lead.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons (page 52)
      There is also an entry of two hundred Malles in a store house at Berwick.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German malle, presumably corrupted from Middle Low German walre, itself related to hval.

Noun[edit]

malle c (singular definite mallen, plural indefinite maller)

  1. catfish

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Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

malle

  1. inflection of mal:
    1. indefinite masculine and feminine singular
    2. indefinite plural
    3. definite

Noun[edit]

malle m or f (plural mallen)

  1. Someone who acts silly.

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

malle

  1. illative singular of male

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French malle, from Old French male (leather bag, leather or wooden travel-case), from Frankish *malha (leather bag), from Proto-Germanic *malhō (leather bag), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- (leather bag). Cognate with Old High German malha, malaha (leather bag), Middle Dutch male (trunk, travel bag). More at mail.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mal/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

malle f (plural malles)

  1. large suitcase; trunk
    Sors tes habits de la malle et range-les dans l'armoire !
    Take your clothes out of the suitcase and put them away in the cupboard!

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: mala

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Galician[edit]

Peasants using malles ("flails") to thresh cereal

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin manualis (manual); cognate with Portuguese mangual.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malle m (plural malles)

  1. flail
  2. handle of the flail
    Synonyms: mango, mangueira, moca
  3. hammer

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

mālle

  1. present active infinitive of mālō

Mapudungun[edit]

Noun[edit]

malle (Unified spelling)

  1. uncle

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

malle

  1. Alternative form of malwe

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin, probably from Frankish *malhu (leather bag).

Noun[edit]

malle f (oblique plural malles, nominative singular malle, nominative plural malles)

  1. large chest or trunk

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

malle

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mallar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mallar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mallar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mallar.