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See also: mele, melé, mêle, melē, mēle, mêlé, and mēlē

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Mary. Identical with the Hawaiian word mele (chant, song).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈme.le/, [ˈmɛlɛ]

Proper nounEdit

Mele

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 186
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Mele occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name of 87 women and 1 man.