mela

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See also: Mela, mêla, měla, meļa, mela-, mēļa, and mēļā

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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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *melä.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmelɑ/
  • Hyphenation: me‧la
  • Rhymes: -elɑ

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004-2005). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. Juva: WSOY. ISBN 951-0-27108-X.

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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.

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Noun[edit]

mela f (plural mele)

  1. apple (fruit)

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Maltese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mela

  1. certainly

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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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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