mel

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of melody.

Noun[edit]

mel (plural mels)

  1. (psychoacoustics) A unit of pitch on a scale of pitches perceived by listeners to be equally spaced from one another.

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mel (honey).

Noun[edit]

mel (uncountable)

  1. Honey, when used as an ingredient in cosmetic products.

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old Catalan mel, from Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid. Compare Occitan mèl, French miel, Spanish miel.

Noun[edit]

mel f (plural mels)

  1. honey
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Vulgar Latin melum, variant of mālum (apple).

Noun[edit]

mel m (plural mels)

  1. (Balearics, anatomy) cheekbone
    Synonym: pòmul

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mel

  1. (archaic) Contraction of me el.

Further reading[edit]


Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēl inan

  1. second-person singular possessive singular of ēlli; (it is) your liver.

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *mel, 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. flour

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]


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 *meli, 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
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 3.743-744:
      colligit errantēs et in arbore claudit inānī
      Liber et inventī praemia mellis habet.
      Liber gathers the wandering [bees] and confines them in a hollow tree,
      and he has the rewards of discovering honey.

      (See Liber – the Greek Dionysus or Roman Bacchus – and The Discovery of Honey by Bacchus.)
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Matthew 3:4:
      [...] esca autem eius erat lucustae et mel silvestre.
      And his food was locusts and wild 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. (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.

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
mellī
mellibus
Vocative mel mella

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Balkan Romance:
    • Aromanian: njari, njare, njeri
    • Istro-Romanian: mľåre
    • Megleno-Romanian: m'ari
    • Romanian: miere
  • Dalmatian:
  • Istriot:
  • Italo-Romance:
  • Padanian:
  • Northern Gallo-Romance:
  • Southern Gallo-Romance:
  • Ibero-Romance:
  • Sardinian:
  • Borrowings:

References[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mel (plural meles)

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

Descendants[edit]

References[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, 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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mel

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]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɛl, (Brazil) -ɛw
  • Hyphenation: mel

Noun[edit]

mel m (plural méis or meles)

  1. honey

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mel.

Derived terms[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English mel.

Noun[edit]

mel m (plural meli)

  1. mel

Declension[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