English Edit

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from Latin melligo.

Noun Edit

melligo (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) honeydew (sweet sticky substance found on plants)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “melligo”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Latin Edit

Etymology Edit

From mel (honey).

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

mellīgō f (genitive mellīginis); third declension

  1. A honeylike juice, sucked by bees from plants; propolis, bee-glue, hive dross.

Declension Edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mellīgō mellīginēs
Genitive mellīginis mellīginum
Dative mellīginī mellīginibus
Accusative mellīginem mellīginēs
Ablative mellīgine mellīginibus
Vocative mellīgō mellīginēs

Related terms Edit

References Edit

  • melligo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • melligo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette