See also: Malle and mallé

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

malle (plural malles)

  1. A heavy hammer or beetle, often made of wood or lead.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons (page 52)
      There is also an entry of two hundred Malles in a store house at Berwick.

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

malle c (singular definite mallen, plural indefinite maller)

  1. catfish

InflectionEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French malle, from Old French male (leather bag, leather or wooden travel-case), from Frankish *malha (leather bag), from Proto-Germanic *malhō (leather bag), from Proto-Indo-European *molko- (leather bag). Cognate with Old High German malha, malaha (leather bag), Middle Dutch male (trunk, travel bag). More at mail.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mal/
  • (file)

NounEdit

malle f (plural malles)

  1. large suitcase; trunk
    Sors tes habits de la malle et range-les dans l'armoire !
    Take your clothes out of the suitcase and put them away in the cupboard!

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: mala

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

 
Peasants using malles ("flails") to thresh cereal

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin manualis (manual); cognate with Portuguese mangual.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

malle m (plural malles)

  1. flail
  2. handle of the flail
    Synonyms: mango, mangueira, moca
  3. hammer

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

mālle

  1. present active infinitive of mālō

MapudungunEdit

NounEdit

malle (using Unified Alphabet)

  1. uncle

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

malle f (oblique plural malles, nominative singular malle, nominative plural malles)

  1. large chest or trunk

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

malle

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mallar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mallar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mallar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mallar.