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You are viewing the etymology of meal meaning: (Noun) (obsolete) A time or an occasion.. Food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time (e.g. breakfast = morning meal, lunch = noon meal, etc), and usually in a comparatively large [...](obsolete) A time or an occasion.. Food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time (e.g. breakfast = morning meal, lunch = noon meal, etc), and usually in a comparatively large [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of meal.
English word meal comes from Proto-Indo-European *mī-, Proto-Indo-European *moh₁-, Proto-Germanic *maþlą (Agreement. Gathering. Legal case. Speech.).

Meal etymology ?

Meal detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*moh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*maþlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Agreement. Gathering. Legal case. Speech.
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, mill
*mailą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spot, mark, blemish.
*melh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, to rub, grind, black, grind
*mēlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Measure, measurement. Point in time, period of time. Time for eating, meal. Time, occasion.
mæl Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A measure. Mark, sign (especially a cross). The time for eating, meal-time, a meal. Time, occasion, season.
māl Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
mel Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) A meal or feast.. A time, occasion or event.. The occasion when a meal is consumed; mealtime.
meal English (eng) (obsolete) A time or an occasion.. Food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time (e.g. breakfast = morning meal, lunch = noon meal, etc), and usually in a comparatively large quantity (as opposed to a snack, which is a comparatively small quantity of food).. Food served or eaten as a repast.

Words with the same origin as meal

Descendants of *mī-
admit bottle common community ma mad mail male mask mean meaning miller mine minister minute minutes miss mix mixed monk more my nightmare poison
Descendants of *moh₁-
mood moody mud muddy
Descendants of *maþlą
blackmail email mailbox mailed mailman mole wad