From Middle High German milwe, milewe, from Old High German miliwa. Cognate with archaic Dutch meluw (“woodlouse”), Middle Low German mēle (“mite”). Further related with German mahlen (“to grind”), Mehl (“flour”), English meal (“coarse flour”).
Milbe f (genitive Milbe, plural Milben)
- mite (an arachnid)
- Milbe in Duden online