- 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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"to mix, meddle," c.1300, mellen, from Old French meller, variant of mesler (see meddle). Related: Melled; melling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper