mele-deáw
Gender: Neuter
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mele-deáw
mil-deáw, es; n. m. Honey-dew, nectar Hunig[deáw] oððe mildeáw nectar, Wrt. Voc. ii. 61, 38. Nó hé fóddor þigeþ mete on moldan nemne meledeáwes dǽl gebyrge se dreóreþ oft æt miðdre nihte non illi cibus est nostro concessus in orbe, ambrosios libat cælesti nectare rores, stellifero teneri qui cecidere polo, Exon. 59 b; Th 215, 29; Ph. 260. [Swetter is munegunge of þe þen mildeu o muðe, O. E. Homl. i. 269, 5. In Prompt. Parv. and Wick. the word has the modern sense blight, uredo, aurugo; so O. H. Ger. mili-tou: M. H. Ger. mili-tou: Ger. mehl-thau. The first part of the word seems to mean honey, cf. milisc and Goth. miliþ honey. Grmm. D. M. p. 607, gives another etymology, connecting it with Icel. mél bit (of a bridle), the dew being the foam which fell from the bit of the horse Hrímfaxi.]
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