miller

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English miller, meller, millere, from earlier mylner, mylnere, milnere, from Old English *myllere, *mylnere, perhaps an assimilation or corruption of Old English mylnweard ‎(mill-keeper), or from Proto-Germanic *muljāriaz, *mulinārijaz ‎(miller), equivalent to mill +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Muller ‎(miller), Dutch mulder, molenaar ‎(miller), Low German Möller ‎(miller), German Müller ‎(miller), Danish møller ‎(miller), Swedish mjölnare ‎(miller), Icelandic mylnari ‎(miller).

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miller ‎(plural millers)

  1. A person who owns or operates a mill, especially a flour mill.
  2. A milling machine.
  3. Any of several moths that have powdery wings.
  4. The common name of a flour-smelling mushroom, Clitopilus prunulus.

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