"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."
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Contemporary Examples of mesel
“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.
And around that time, Mesel packed the family up and moved them to Arkansas.
Still, when asked who masterminded the whole plot, Mesel professed not to know.
Historical Examples of mesel
Its derivation is the old French word meseau, or mesel, a leper.Folk-lore of Shakespeare
Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
How the divil am I ever to learn them corkin' big words by mesel'?Freckles
It's a michty quare business, skeeper, an' I dinna a'togither ken it mesel'.Captain Calamity
Thinks aw to mesel 'e's a gud naturt chap; aw gues 'e sees as aw'm gettin mi sunday clewus deetud. 'Lancashire Humour