merle

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English merle, from Old French merle (French merle), from Latin merula (blackbird) (whence the directly borrowed Middle English merule, and compare the taxonomic name Turdus merula), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂mes- (black, blackbird). Confer Breton moualch (ouzel), Welsh mwyalch (blackbird, thrush). Distantly related to the synonymous ouzel.

Noun[edit]

merle (plural merles)

  1. The Eurasian blackbird, Turdus merula.
  2. Any blackbird.

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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

merle (uncountable)

  1. A type of mottled colouration on dogs.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin merula, the word for the male blackbird being mostly female until the 16th century[1]. Probable influence of the Late Latin masculine form merulus (compare Italian merlo, Spanish mirlo).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛʁl/
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Noun[edit]

merle m (plural merles, feminine merlesse or merlette)

  1. blackbird
  2. Eurasian blackbird (Turdus merula)

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Further reading[edit]

  1. ^ merle” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

merle f

  1. plural of merla