mela

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See also: měla, mêla, meļa, 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.

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

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Mehl

Noun[edit]

mela f

  1. (Kajkavian) flour

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