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, page 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 Vulgar Latin *melem m or f, from Latin mel n.

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. honey

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mele

  1. third-person singular present of mlít

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫl, from Proto-Germanic *melwą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːlə/, [ˈme̝ːlə]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /méː.léː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [méː.léː]

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-West Germanic *melu, from Proto-Germanic *melwą.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛːl(ə)/, /ˈmæːl(ə)/

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
  • Yola: mele, mell

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. Alternative form of medle

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. Alternative form of mylne

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *melem m or f, from Latin mel n.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Naples) IPA(key): [ˈmɛːlə]
  • (Castelmezzano) IPA(key): [ˈmeːlə]

Noun[edit]

mele m (uncountable)

  1. honey

References[edit]

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 1159: “il miele” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Giacco, Giuseppe (2003), “mèle”, in Schedario Napoletano

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]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

mele

  1. inflection of melar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mele

  1. inflection of meu:
    1. feminine/neuter plural
    2. genitive/dative feminine singular

Sardinian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *melem m or f, from Latin mel n.

Noun[edit]

mele m (plural meles)

  1. honey

References[edit]

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 1159: “il miele” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Participle[edit]

mele (Cyrillic spelling меле)

  1. feminine plural active past participle of mesti

Yola[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mele (flour), from Old English melu, from Proto-West Germanic *melu, from Proto-Germanic *melwą.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. meal (coarse flour)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. Alternative form of meale (feast, dinner)

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 56 & 61

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mele

  1. (zoology) grasshopper, locust