mel

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

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.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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]


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-Indo-European *mélid. Cognates include Ancient Greek μέλι (méli), Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌹𐌸 (miliþ), and Old Armenian մեղր (mełr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel n (genitive mellis); third declension

  1. honey
  2. (figuratively) 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. (figuratively, 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.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension 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
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  • Note that the ablative singular melle has the alternative form melli.

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mǣl.

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]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫl

Noun[edit]

mel n (definite singular melet)

  1. flour

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

mel

  1. present tense 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 of use of this term, see Citations:mel.

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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

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mel (plural mels)

  1. sea

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Verb[edit]

mel

  1. Alternative spelling of meel

Noun[edit]

mel

  1. Alternative spelling of meel