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mell1

[mel]British Dialect
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verb (used with object)
  1. to blend; mix; meld.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to meddle; concern oneself.
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Origin of mell1

1250–1300; Middle English mellen < Middle French meller; see meddle

mell2

[mel]Scot. and North England
noun
  1. a heavy hammer; mallet.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to beat with a mallet; hammer.
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Origin of mell2

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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