Definition of Mesel

1. n. A leper.



Definition of Mesel

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Having leprosy; leprous. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A leper. (defdate 14th-16th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A wretched or revolting person. (defdate 14th-16th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) Leprosy. (defdate 15th-16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mesel

1. meazel [n -S] - See also: meazel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesel

mescalins
mescals
mesclum
mesclums
mesclun
mescluns
mesdames
mesdemet
mesdemoiselles
mese
mesectic
mesectoderm
meseemed
meseemeth
meseems
mesel (current term)
meseled
meself
meselry
mesels
mesembryanthemum
mesembryanthemums
mesencephala
mesencephalic
mesencephalic flexure
mesencephalic nucleus of trigeminal nerve
mesencephalic tegmentum
mesencephalic tract of trigeminal nerve
mesencephalic veins
mesencephalitis

Literary usage of Mesel

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"ME. only); < ME. mesel, ... hym by som harm of peyne that he hath on his body, as mesel, ... < mesel, a leper: see mesel.'] Leprosy. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The word is quite distinct from ME mesel, a leper, which will be explained ... It is therefore wholly unconnected with ME mesel, which invariably means ' a ..."

3. Scribners Monthly (1878)
"Be dad," says I to mesel, ... mesel wid me frinds an' acquaintance. ... av her own that I jist thought IV iron an' take a turn out av mesel that day. ..."

4. Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries by Henry William Weber, Weber, Henry William, 1783-1818 (1810)
"... that the party has not the right : " For le lèpre ne doit l'en pas femme departir de son mari, et l'en dit ci que le mesel te volt tenir ..."

5. Specimens of the Westmorland Dialect by Thomas Clarke, William Bowness, Robert Southey (1872)
"... fer want a summat ta tf, an neea supper riddy fer mesel. ... an thowt a gae lang while, a sed ta mesel—nae, nae, Jonny, this al nivver deea ..."

6. Favorite Selections of Julia and Annie Thomas (1892)
"I was forced to pass his den on me way to and fra' the bread store, an' he minded 't was mesel' hated the uncanny look o' the place. ..."

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