melissa

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See also: Melissa and Mélissa

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin melissa, from Ancient Greek μέλισσα ‎(mélissa, bee) (because the plant attracted bees).

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Noun[edit]

melissa ‎(plural melissas)

  1. A plant of the Melissa genus, especially lemon balm, often used medicinally.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.4.1.iii:
      Melissa, Bawm, hath an admirable vertue to alter melancholy, be it steeped in our ordinary drink, extracted, or otherwise taken.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

melissa

  1. melissa (plant of the genus Melissa)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of melissa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative melissa melissat
genitive melissan melissojen
partitive melissaa melissoja
illative melissaan melissoihin
singular plural
nominative melissa melissat
accusative nom.? melissa melissat
gen. melissan
genitive melissan melissojen
melissainrare
partitive melissaa melissoja
inessive melissassa melissoissa
elative melissasta melissoista
illative melissaan melissoihin
adessive melissalla melissoilla
ablative melissalta melissoilta
allative melissalle melissoille
essive melissana melissoina
translative melissaksi melissoiksi
instructive melissoin
abessive melissatta melissoitta
comitative melissoineen

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

melissa f ‎(plural melisse)

  1. lemon balm

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