- to blend; mix; meld.
- to meddle; concern oneself.
Origin of mell1
1250–1300; Middle English mellen < Middle French meller; see meddle
[mel]Scot. and North England
- a heavy hammer; mallet.
- to beat with a mallet; hammer.
Origin of mell2
1250–1300; Middle English, variant of mall hammer < Old French mal, mail < Latin malleus
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Examples from the Web for mell
"It was because of the jewel I wear at my breast," said Mell.
And Mell the Hen-wife's son was now as happy as anyone in the world.
She took a jewel that was on the collar of the mantle and gave it to Mell.
Then Mell took his goat by the horns and turned towards his hut.
Then down to meet him came Mell the Hen-wife's son, his sword in his hand.
Word Origin and History for mell
"to mix, meddle," c.1300, mellen, from Old French meller, variant of mesler (see meddle). Related: Melled; melling.
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