mëllë

See also: melle, mellé, and mellé-

AlbanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *melana (black), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂-n-, from *melh₂- (to grind, crush) (compare Latvian męl̃ns (black), Serbo-Croatian malina (raspberry), Ancient Greek μέλαινα (mélaina, black)). For sense development from ‘black’ to ‘grudge, resentment’, compare zi. Ultimately a doublet of miell.

NounEdit

mëllë m (indefinite plural mëllënj, definite singular mëllëri)

  1. (Tosk) grudge, resentment
  2. bump or swelling caused by trauma
  3. knot, gnarl, knurl on a tree trunk
  4. (medicine) scrofula
  5. hard piece of bread or bread crust

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