mleć

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *mèlti (stem *meľ-),[1] from Proto-Balto-Slavic *mélˀtei,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *molh₂-e-ti,[1] from *melh₂- (to crush, grind).

Cognate with Czech mlít,[1] Serbo-Croatian мље̏ти/mljȅti,[1] Russian моло́ть (molótʹ),[1][2] Lithuanian málti,[1][2] Old Armenian մալեմ (malem, to crush),[1] Old High German malan,[1] (→ German mahlen) Hittite [script needed] (malla-),[1] Old Irish meilid,[1] Latin molere [1][2] and Sanskrit मृणाति (mr̥ṇā́ti).[1] See also miał (powder, dust), młot (hammer), młócić (to thresh) and mól (moth). Ultimately related to blin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mlɛt͡ɕ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt͡ɕ
  • Syllabification: mleć

Verb[edit]

mleć impf (perfective zemleć)

  1. (transitive) to grind, to mill (to process in a mill or other machine)
    Synonym: (colloquial) mielić
  2. (reflexive) to grind (to become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction)
    Synonym: (colloquial) mielić się

Verb[edit]

mleć impf

  1. (transitive, figuratively) to chew slowly
    Hypernyms: przeżuwać, żuć

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

verbs

Related terms[edit]

adjective
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References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 307 →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brückner, Aleksander (1927), “mleć”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985, page 340

Further reading[edit]

  • mleć in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mleć in Polish dictionaries at PWN