mele

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See also: Mele, melé, mêle, melē, mēle, mêlé, and mēlē

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hawaiian mele.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele (plural mele or meles)

  1. A chant in Polynesia, especially Hawaii, typically in praise of a leader or to commemorate some significant event. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 49:
      Lili‘u set to work assisting Fornander by translating mele and legends for him.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Noun[edit]

mele (plural meles)

  1. Alternative form of mell

Verb[edit]

mele (third-person singular simple present meles, present participle meling, simple past and past participle meled)

  1. Alternative form of mell

Anagrams[edit]


Aiwoo[edit]

Verb[edit]

mele

  1. to fly

References[edit]


Corsican[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. honey

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːlə/, [ˈmeːlə]

Verb[edit]

mele (imperative mel, infinitive at mele, present tense meler, past tense melede, perfect tense har melet)

  1. flour (to apply flour to something)

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mēlē

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌻𐌴

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēlē m (possessed form mēlen)

  1. loss of pigmentation

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. chant, song, poem

Verb[edit]

mele

  1. (transitive) to sing, chant
  2. (stative) to be yellow
  3. (stative) to be merry

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele f

  1. plural of mela - apples

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēle

  1. ablative singular of meles

References[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From melis (liar) +‎ -e (fem.).

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

mele f (5th declension, masculine form: melis)

  1. (female) liar, deceiver (someone who is tells lies, who deceives others)
    nekaunīga meleshameless (female) liar

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English melu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele (uncountable)

  1. Flour, especially that of wheat.
  2. The meal of wheat or other grains.

Descendants[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mel (flour)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mele (imperative mel, present tense meler, passive meles, simple past mela or melet or melte, past participle mela or melet or melt, present participle melende)

  1. to flour (to apply flour to something)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “mele” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • mele” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mele

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of melar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of melar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of melar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of melar

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mele

  1. feminine plural form of meu
  2. neuter plural form of meu

Sardinian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. honey

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele ?

  1. (zoology) grasshopper, locust