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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mæli (speech) and mæla (to speak), both from mál (language, speech, matter, affair).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛːlə/, [ˈmɛːlə]

NounEdit

mæle n (singular definite mælet, not used in plural form)

  1. speech, voice

VerbEdit

mæle (imperative mæl, present mæler, past mælte or mælede, past participle mælet or mælt)

  1. utter (to say)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse mæli (speech) and mæla (for the verb, to speak), both from mál (language, speech, matter, affair).

NounEdit

mæle n (definite singular mælet, indefinite plural mæler, definite plural mæla or mælene)

  1. speech, voice
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

mæle (imperative mæl, present mæler, past mælte, past participle mælt)

  1. to utter (to say)

Etymology 2Edit

Of uncertain origin.

VerbEdit

mæle (imperative mæl, present mæler, past mælte, past participle mælt)

  1. to punch, throw or kick something or someone hard and without purpose or aim

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

mæle (present tense mæler, past tense mælte, past participle mælt, passive infinitive mælast, present participle mælande, imperative mæl)

  1. Alternative form of mæla