EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening of melody.

NounEdit

mel (plural mels)

 
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  1. (psychoacoustics) A unit of pitch on a scale of pitches perceived by listeners to be equally spaced from one another.

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mel (honey).

NounEdit

mel (uncountable)

  1. Honey, when used as an ingredient in cosmetic products.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin milium.

NounEdit

mel m (definite singular meli)

  1. millet

BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *meli (honey) (compare Welsh mêl, Old Irish mil), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid, whence also Latin mel (honey).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mel m

  1. honey

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Occitan mel, from Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid. Compare French miel, Italian miele, Portuguese mel, Romanian miere, Spanish miel.

NounEdit

mel f (plural mels)

  1. honey
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Vulgar Latin melum, variant of mālum (apple).

NounEdit

mel m (plural mels)

  1. (Balearics, anatomy) cheekbone
    Synonym: pòmul

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

mel

  1. (archaic) Contraction of me el.

Further readingEdit


Classical NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mēl inan

  1. second-person singular possessive singular of ēlli; (it is) your liver.

CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *mel, from Proto-Celtic *meli (honey) (compare Welsh mêl, Old Irish mil), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid, whence also Latin mel (honey).

NounEdit

mel m

  1. honey

MutationEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mel

  1. second-person singular imperative of mlít

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mīlle.

NumeralEdit

mel

  1. thousand

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mjǫl, from Proto-Germanic *melwą, from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind, rub, break up).

NounEdit

mel n (singular definite melet, not used in plural form)

  1. flour

DhuwalEdit

NounEdit

mel

  1. eye

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese mel, from Latin mel (honey).

NounEdit

mel m (plural meles)

  1. honey

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

mēl

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌴𐌻

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mel (honey).

NounEdit

mel

  1. honey

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *melli, from Proto-Indo-European *mélid. Cognate with Ancient Greek μέλι (méli), Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌹𐌸 (miliþ), Old Armenian մեղր (mełr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mel n (genitive mellis); third declension

  1. honey
    • c. 189 BCE, Plautus, Truculentus 2.4.20:
      hoc est melle dulci dulcius
      This is sweeter than sweet honey.
      (Can we verify this quotation?)
  2. (figuratively) sweetness, pleasantness
    • c. 95 CE, Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 3.1.5:
      Sed nos veremur ne parum hic liber mellis et absinthii multum habere videatur
      But I fear that this book will have too little sweetness and too much wormwood.
  3. (figuratively, term of endearment) darling, sweet, honey
    • c. 190 BCE, Plautus, Bacchides 18:
      cor meum, spes mea / mel meum, suavitudo, cibus, gaudium
      My heart, my hope, my honey, sweetness, food, delight.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mel mella
Genitive mellis mellium
mellum
Dative mellī mellibus
Accusative mel mella
Ablative melle mellibus
Vocative mel mella
  • Note that the ablative singular melle has the alternative form melli.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aragonese: miel
  • Aromanian: njari, njare, njeri
  • Asturian: miel
  • Breton: mel
  • Catalan: mel
  • Dalmatian: mil
  • French: miel
  • Friulian: mîl
  • Galician: mel
  • Istriot: mel
  • Istro-Romanian: mľåre
  • Italian: miele


ReferencesEdit

  • mel in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mel in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mel in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • somebody's darling: mel ac deliciae alicuius (Fam. 8. 8. 1)

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English mǣl, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mel (plural meles)

  1. A time, occasion or event.
  2. The occasion when a meal is consumed; mealtime.
  3. A meal or feast.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mjǫl

NounEdit

mel n (definite singular melet)

  1. flour, meal

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

mel

  1. present of mala

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid (honey).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mel m

  1. honey

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

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mel

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese mel (honey), from Latin mel (honey), from Proto-Indo-European *mélid (honey). Compare Catalan mel, French miel, Italian miele, Romanian miere, Spanish miel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈmɛw/, [ˈmɛʊ̯]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈmɛl/, [ˈmɛɫ]

NounEdit

mel m (plural méis or meles)

  1. honey

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mel.

Derived termsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mel (honey).

NounEdit

mel m (plural mels)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) honey
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun) jam

SynonymsEdit


VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French mer (sea), with the 'r' turned into 'l'.

NounEdit

mel (nominative plural mels)

  1. sea

DeclensionEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

VerbEdit

mel

  1. Alternative spelling of meel

NounEdit

mel

  1. Alternative spelling of meel