mela

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi मेला (melā), from Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

mela (plural melas)

  1. A Hindu religious festival; loosely, a South Asian fair. [from 19th c.]
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 53:
      Kalua was a man of unusual height and powerful build: in any fair, festival or mela, he could always be spotted towering above the crowd—even the jugglers on stilts were usually not so tall as he.
    • 2011, Deepika Phukan, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, The Story of Felanee:
      Every year there was a mela in the small village where Jutimala lived and Khitish would send three workers to set up a stall there.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mela/
  • Hyphenation: me‧la

Noun[edit]

mela f

  1. A melee; a brawl

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Verb[edit]

mela

  1. masculine singular present transgressive of mlít

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *mela, from Proto-Finno-Permic *melä.[1][2] Cognates include Karelian mela[3], Ludian mela (oar), Veps mela (oar), Estonian mõla (paddle, oar), Votic mõla (paddle, oar), Livvi mela (paddle, oar), Northern Sami mealli (oar), Erzya миле (mile, oar, paddle), Moksha миле (mile, oar, paddle), [script needed] (mǝľä), Komi-Zyrian маль (malʹ, oar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmelɑ/, [ˈme̞lɑ]
  • Rhymes: -elɑ
  • Syllabification: me‧la

Noun[edit]

mela

  1. paddle (oar-like implement)
  2. (slang) dick (penis)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mela (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mela melat
genitive melan melojen
partitive melaa meloja
illative melaan meloihin
singular plural
nominative mela melat
accusative nom. mela melat
gen. melan
genitive melan melojen
melainrare
partitive melaa meloja
inessive melassa meloissa
elative melasta meloista
illative melaan meloihin
adessive melalla meloilla
ablative melalta meloilta
allative melalle meloille
essive melana meloina
translative melaksi meloiksi
instructive meloin
abessive melatta meloitta
comitative meloineen
Possessive forms of mela (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person melani melamme
2nd person melasi melanne
3rd person melansa

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ mela in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN
  2. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish etymological dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN
  3. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mēla

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌻𐌰

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mela, from melum, from Latin mālum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈme.la/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mela f (plural mele)

  1. apple (fruit)

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Karelian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mela

  1. paddle

Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic بَلَى(balā, why, certainly!, yes, of course!), in dialects also with prefixed m-, compare North Levantine Arabic مبلى(mbala).

Adverb[edit]

mela

  1. certainly
  2. thus; so; accordingly

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
m-l-j

From Arabic مَلَأَ(malaʾa), أَمْلَأَ(ʾamlaʾa).

Verb[edit]

mela (imperfect jimli, past participle mimli)

  1. to fill
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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mela

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of melar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of melar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Mehl

Noun[edit]

mela f (Cyrillic spelling мела)

  1. (Kajkavian) flour

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Participle[edit]

mela (Cyrillic spelling мела)

  1. inflection of mesti:
    1. feminine singular active past participle
    2. neuter plural active past participle

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mela f (plural melas)

  1. smitt; smit

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish mela.

Noun[edit]

mela

  1. paddle (rowing tool)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of mela
nominative sing. mela
genitive sing. melan
partitive sing. melad
partitive plur. meloid
singular plural
nominative mela melad
accusative melan melad
genitive melan meloiden
partitive melad meloid
essive-instructive melan meloin
translative melaks meloikš
inessive melas meloiš
elative melaspäi meloišpäi
illative ? meloihe
adessive melal meloil
ablative melalpäi meloilpäi
allative melale meloile
abessive melata meloita
comitative melanke meloidenke
prolative meladme meloidme
approximative I melanno meloidenno
approximative II melannoks meloidennoks
egressive melannopäi meloidennopäi
terminative I ? meloihesai
terminative II melalesai meloilesai
terminative III melassai
additive I ? meloihepäi
additive II melalepäi meloilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “весло”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mêl (honey) +‎ -a. Cognate with Cornish mela.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mela (first-person singular present melaf)

  1. to gather nectar to make honey
  2. to sweeten with honey

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mela fela unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “mela”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Westrobothnian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mela

  1. Alternative form of mila

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

-mela?

  1. (transitive) to stand for

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.