meel

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch mēle, Old Dutch *melo, Proto-West Germanic *melu, from Proto-Germanic *melwą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: meel
  • Rhymes: -eːl

Noun[edit]

meel n (uncountable)

  1. flour, meal, farina

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: meel

Anagrams[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meeli, From Proto-Finno-Permic *mäle. Cognates include Finnish mieli, Votic meeli, Northern Sami miella, Moksha мяль (mjalʹ) and Komi-Zyrian мыл (myl).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

meel (genitive meele, partitive meelt)

  1. sense
    Viis meelt.
    The five senses.
  2. emotion, feeling
    Mul on hea meel, et ma sinuga kohtusin.
    I'm glad that I met you. (lit. "I have a good feeling that I met you")
  3. opinion, idea
    Me oleme samal meelel.
    We have the same opinion.
  4. (generally with järgi, järele) wish, desire
    See asi pole mulle meele järgi.
    This thing isn't to my desire. (i.e "I don't like this")
  5. (mostly in the locative cases) memory
    Mulle ei jää asjad meelde.
    I don't remember things. (lit. "Things don't stay into my memory.")
    Mul läks meelest ära.
    I forgot. (lit. "It went from my memory")
  6. (colloquial) mind, intelligence, smarts
    Viin võtab meele meeste peast.
    Vodka takes the mind out of men.

Usage notes[edit]

All senses except for "sense" and "mind" are mostly used in a large number of various fixed phrases.

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

meel

  1. adessive singular of mesi

Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meeli, From Proto-Finno-Permic *mäle. Cognates with Finnish mieli and Estonian meel.

Noun[edit]

meel (genitive meelen, partitive meelt)

  1. mind

Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

meel ?

  1. place

Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mæla, from Proto-Germanic *maþlijaną.

Verb[edit]

meel

  1. murmur dissatisfied

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse merðr, merð, whence also Norwegian merd, Finnish merta and Swedish mjärde, possibly from a Proto-Germanic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *mer- (to plait, weave, bind). See also Proto-Slavic *merža (net) and Ancient Greek μέρμις (mérmis, rope, cord), though these connections are far from certain.[1]

Noun[edit]

meel n (definite singular mele)

  1. (fishing) part of the fish trap, wherein the fish are trapped
  2. sound, strait
Derived terms[edit]
  • melbann (the band that causes the constriction)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, page 2084