melena

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, based on Ancient Greek μέλαινα (mélaina, black).

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Noun[edit]

melena (uncountable)

  1. the passage of dark, tarry stools containing blood, a result of upper gastrointestinal bleeding

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Galician[edit]

Melenas

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. Perhaps ultimately from Arabic,[1] or from a substrate language.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

melena f (plural melenas)

  1. pelt cushion which protects the head of an ox when yoked
    Synonym: mulida
  2. bangs, fringe
  3. mane

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin melēna, from Ancient Greek μέλαινα (mélaina, black).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

melena f (plural melenas)

  1. (pathology) melena

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corriente, Federico (2008) , “melena”, in Dictionary of Arabic and Allied Loanwords. Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician and Kindred Dialects (Handbook of Oriental Studies; 97), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 376
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991) , “melena”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέλαινα (mélaina, black)

Noun[edit]

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melena f (plural melene)

  1. (pathology) melena

Spanish[edit]

melena

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈlena/, [meˈle.na]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic مُلَيِّنَة‎, from classical Arabic مُلَيِّنَة(mulayyina, softening).

Noun[edit]

melena f (plural melenas)

  1. mane (longer hair growth around head of male lions)
    Synonym: crin
Derived terms[edit]
  • desmelenar (to dishevel, ruffle the hair of; to lose one's composure, let one's hair down)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin melēna, from Ancient Greek μέλαινα (mélaina, black).

Noun[edit]

melena f (plural melenas)

  1. (pathology) melena
Derived terms[edit]