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Finnish

Noun

melu (stem melu-*)

  1. noise

Declension


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *malan-, from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (grind).

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian mel, Old Saxon melo (Dutch meel), Old High German melo (German Mehl), Old Norse mjǫl (Swedish mjöl).

Indo-European cognates: Hittite malla-, Ancient Greek μύλη (mulē), Latin molō, Old Church Slavonic мелѭ (Russian мелю), Lithuanian málti, Old Irish melim (Breton malaf), Tocharian A mläs-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'melʊ/

Noun

melu n.

  1. meal, the edible part of a grain or pulse

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