mele

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mel, from Proto-Indo-European *mélid

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. honey

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mele

  1. third-person singular present of mlít

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːlə/, [ˈmeːlə]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫl, from Proto-Germanic *melwą

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *umele

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. chant, song, poem

Usage notes[edit]

  • May take either ke (for etymological reasons) or ka, however, ke is more common.

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

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēle

  1. ablative singular of mēlēs

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English melu, from Proto-Germanic *melwą.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele (uncountable)

  1. Flour, especially that of wheat.
  2. The meal of wheat or other grains.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: meal
  • Scots: meil, mele

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. Alternative form of medle

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 of meu
  2. neuter plural of meu

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mel, from Proto-Indo-European *mélid

Noun[edit]

mele ? (please provide plural)

  1. honey

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Participle[edit]

mele (Cyrillic spelling меле)

  1. feminine plural active past participle of mesti

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Iranian *madaxa. Cognate to Persian ملخ(malax), Ossetian мӕты́х (mætýx)

Noun[edit]

mele ?

  1. (zoology) grasshopper, locust