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mell1

[mel] /mɛl/ British Dialect
verb (used with object)
1.
to blend; mix; meld.
verb (used without object)
2.
to meddle; concern oneself.
Origin of mell1
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English mellen < Middle French meller; see meddle

mell2

[mel] /mɛl/ Scot. and North England
noun
1.
a heavy hammer; mallet.
verb (used with object)
2.
to beat with a mallet; hammer.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English, variant of mall hammer < Old French mal, mail < Latin malleus
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v.

"to mix, meddle," c.1300, mellen, from Old French meller, variant of mesler (see meddle). Related: Melled; melling.

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