"leprous" (adj.); "a leper" (n.); both c.1300, from Old French mesel "wretched, leprous; a wretch," from Latin misellus "wretched, unfortunate," as a noun, "a wretch," in Medieval Latin, "a leper," diminutive of miser "wretched, unfortunate, miserable" (see miser). Also from Latin misellus are Old Italian misello "sick, leprous," Catalan mesell "sick."
“I told Josh I viewed him as a career criminal, and I also told him I viewed him as a pedophile,” mesel said in an interview.
Still, when asked who masterminded the whole plot, mesel professed not to know.
And around that time, mesel packed the family up and moved them to Arkansas.
Thinks aw to mesel 'e's a gud naturt chap; aw gues 'e sees as aw'm gettin mi sunday clewus deetud. '
How the divil am I ever to learn them corkin' big words by mesel'?
Its derivation is the old French word meseau, or mesel, a leper.
It's a michty quare business, skeeper, an' I dinna a'togither ken it mesel'.