From Middle English mel, from Old English mǣl ("measure, time, occasion, set time, time for eating, meal"), from Proto-West Germanic *māl, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- ("to measure").
Cognate with West Frisian miel, Dutch maal ("meal, time, occurrence"), German Mal ("time"), Mahl, Norwegian Bokmål mål ("meal"), Swedish mål ("meal"); and (from Indo-European) with Ancient Greek μέτρον ("measure"), Latin mensus, Russian ме́ра ("measure"), Lithuanian mẽtas. Related to Old English mǣþ ("measure, degree, proportion").
From Middle English mele, from Old English melu ("meal, flour"), from Proto-West Germanic *melu, from Proto-Germanic *melwą ("meal, flour"), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- ("to grind, mill").
Cognate with West Frisian moal, Dutch meel, German Mehl, Albanian miell, Proto-Slavic *melvo ("grain to be ground") (Bulgarian мливо), Dutch malen ("to grind"), German mahlen ("to grind"), Old Irish melim ("I grind"), Latin molō ("I grind"), Tocharian A/B malywët/melye, Lithuanian málti, Old Church Slavonic млѣти, Ancient Greek μύλη ("mill"). More at mill.
Variation of mole (compare Scots mail), from Middle English mole, mool, from Old English māl, mǣl, from Proto-Germanic *mailą ("wrinkle, spot"), from Proto-Indo-European *mey- ("to soil"). More at mole.
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