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English word meal comes from Proto-Indo-European *mol(w)ə-, and later Proto-Germanic *melwą (Ground corn; meal, flour.).

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Meal detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, mill
*melh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, to rub, grind, black, grind
*melwą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ground corn; meal, flour.
melo Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
melu Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Meal, the edible part of a grain or pulse.
mele Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Flour, especially that of wheat.. The meal of wheat or other grains.
meal English (eng) The coarse-ground edible part of various grains often used to feed animals; flour or a coarser blend than flour.