mel

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See also: Mel, mél, mèl, mêl, měl, -mel-, mel', Mel., мел, and мель

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of melody.

Noun[edit]

mel (plural mels)

  1. (psychoacoustics) A common scale of pitches that are perceived by listeners to be equally spaced from one another, or one unit on that scale.

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin milium.

Noun[edit]

mel m (definite singular meli)

  1. millet

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *meli (honey) (compare Welsh mêl, Old Irish mil), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid, whence also Latin mel (honey).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel m

  1. honey

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan mel, from Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid. Compare French miel, Italian miele, Portuguese mel, Romanian miere, Spanish miel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel f (plural mels)

  1. honey

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *meli (honey) (compare Welsh mêl, Old Irish mil), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid, whence also Latin mel (honey).

Noun[edit]

mel m

  1. honey

Mutation[edit]


Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mel

  1. second-person singular imperative of mlít

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mīlle.

Numeral[edit]

mel

  1. thousand

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫl, from Proto-Germanic *melwą, from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind, rub, break up).

Noun[edit]

mel n (singular definite melet, not used in plural form)

  1. flour

Dhuwal[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel

  1. eye

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mel, from Latin mel (honey).

Noun[edit]

mel m (plural meles)

  1. honey

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mēl

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌻

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mel (honey).

Noun[edit]

mel

  1. honey

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *melli, from Proto-Indo-European *mélid. Cognate with Ancient Greek μέλι (méli), Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌹𐌸 (miliþ), Old Armenian մեղր (mełr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel n (genitive mellis); third declension

  1. honey
    • c. 189 BCE, Plautus, Truculentus 2.4.20:
      hoc est melle dulci dulcius
      This is sweeter than sweet honey.
      (Can we verify this quotation?)
  2. (figurative) sweetness, pleasantness
    • c. 95 CE, Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 3.1.5:
      Sed nos veremur ne parum hic liber mellis et absinthii multum habere videatur
      But I fear that this book will have too little sweetness and too much wormwood.
  3. (figurative, term of endearment) darling, sweet, honey
    • c. 190 BCE, Plautus, Bacchides 18:
      cor meum spes mea / mel meum suavitudo cibus gaudium
      My heart, my hope, my honey, sweetness, food delight.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mel mella
Genitive mellis mellium
mellum
Dative mellī mellibus
Accusative mel mella
Ablative melle mellibus
Vocative mel mella
  • Note that the ablative singular melle has the alternative form melli.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aragonese: miel
  • Aromanian: njari
  • Asturian: miel
  • Breton: mel
  • Catalan: mel
  • Dalmatian: mil
  • French: miel
  • Friulian: mîl
  • Galician: mel
  • Istriot: mel
  • Istro-Romanian: mľåre
  • Italian: miele

References[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mǣl, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel (plural mels)

  1. A time, occasion or event.
  2. The occasion when a meal is consumed; mealtime.
  3. A meal or feast.

Descendants[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫl

Noun[edit]

mel n (definite singular melet)

  1. flour, meal

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

mel

  1. present of mala

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid (honey).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel m

  1. honey

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mel (honey), from Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid (honey). Compare Catalan mel, French miel, Italian miele, Romanian miere, Spanish miel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel m (plural meles or méis)

  1. honey

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mel.

Derived terms[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mel (honey).

Noun[edit]

mel m (plural mels)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) honey
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun) jam

Synonyms[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mer (sea), with the 'r' turned into 'l'.

Noun[edit]

mel (nominative plural mels)

  1. sea

Declension[edit]


Westrobothnian[edit]

Verb[edit]

mel

  1. Alternative spelling of meel

Noun[edit]

mel

  1. Alternative spelling of meel