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Melitta

[muh-lit-uh] /məˈlɪt ə/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • There, you are smiling; dear, darling Melitta, do sing me that one verse.

  • Melitta, the old slave, had taken the lovers under her protection.

  • Melitta had fallen asleep at her post, overcome by age and weariness.

  • As each of her lovers said, "the fair Melitta was his madness," she was also called Mania.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • He stretched out his hand to draw it from her breast, but Melitta was terrified.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys
  • Melitta knew some of them: they embraced her without stopping her.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys
  • Melitta opened the gate and admitted a youth splendidly apparelled, and with fair curling hair.

  • That's right, Melitta; why, how did you manage to get those lovely violet and myrtle marriage-crowns made so quickly?

  • Give little Parmys a thousand kisses from me, and tell Melitta never to take her out at noon.

  • Melitta's name was there several times repeated, coupled with various men's names and barbaric drawings.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys

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