mell

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English melen, mælen, from Old English mǣlan(to speak, talk), from Old English mǣl(speech, talk, conversation; dispute, contest, battle) and Old English māl(suit, case, action, terms, agreement, covenanted pay), both from Proto-Germanic *mahlą(meeting, congress, speech), alteration of *maþlą(meeting, congress, speech), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *mad-, *mōd-(to meet, encounter). Cognate with Scots mele(to speak, converse, tell), Danish mæle(to speak, utter), Icelandic mæla(to speak, say), Old High German mahalōn(to charge, accuse, proscecute), German vermählen(to wed, marry).

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Verb[edit]

mell ‎(third-person singular simple present mells, present participle melling, simple past and past participle melled)

  1. (Britain dialectal, transitive) To speak; converse; tell; say.

Noun[edit]

mell ‎(plural mells)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Discourse; conversation.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mellen, from Old French meller, mesler(to mix, mingle). Compare mêlée, meddle.

Verb[edit]

mell ‎(third-person singular simple present mells, present participle melling, simple past and past participle melled)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To deal, concern oneself; to interfere or meddle.
    • c. 1495, John Skelton, "Vppon a deedman's hed":
      For wher so we dwell / Deth wyll us qwell / And with us mell.
    • 1819, Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, ch. 32,
      “By Saint Thomas of Kent,” said he, “an I buckle to my gear, I will teach thee, sir lazy lover, to mell with thine own matters, maugre thine iron case there!”

Etymology 3[edit]

See mellifluous.

Noun[edit]

mell ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) honey
    • Warner
      Ev'n such as neither wanton seeme, nor waiward, mell, nor gall.

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mell

  1. joint

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *mälke(breast).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mell ‎(plural mellek)

  1. breast

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mell mellek
accusative mellet melleket
dative mellnek melleknek
instrumental mellel mellekkel
causal-final mellért mellekért
translative mellé mellekké
terminative mellig mellekig
essive-formal mellként mellekként
essive-modal
inessive mellben mellekben
superessive mellen melleken
adessive mellnél melleknél
illative mellbe mellekbe
sublative mellre mellekre
allative mellhez mellekhez
elative mellből mellekből
delative mellről mellekről
ablative melltől mellektől
Possessive forms of mell
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mellem melleim
2nd person sing. melled melleid
3rd person sing. melle mellei
1st person plural mellünk melleink
2nd person plural melletek melleitek
3rd person plural mellük melleik

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